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Deputy Sheriff Leo Busby | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Leo Busby

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 10, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Busby was killed in an automobile accident while he and another deputy were returning to Houston after transporting a prisoner to Rusk State Hospital. A delivery truck pulled onto Highway 69 in front of them. The other deputy lost control of the vehicle and drove into a ditch. Deputy Busby was ejected from the car and sustained fatal injuries.

Deputy Busby was one of the first two black deputies hired by Harris County. He had been with the agency for just under three years.

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Leo Busby was my uncle and my aunt Bertha Busby was my aunt. They raised me. I was 6years old when he passed away
Rip Uncle Leo
Love you forever.

Gladys Belton
March 18, 2015


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