Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 1568
Weapon: Shotgun; 16 gauge
Offender: Committed Suicide
Police Officer Richard Leskie was shot in the back and killed while pursuing a burglary suspect.
He had chased the suspect into the basement of the building. As Officer Leskie descended the basement stairs the suspect, who was hiding under the stairs with a 16-gauge shotgun, fired, striking Officer Leskie in the back, killing him.
Officer Leskie had served with the Detroit Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, four siblings.