Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years, 5 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Officer Rosario Collura and Officer Leonard Lesnieski were shot and killed when they interrupted a drug deal while on patrol.
They observed four men in an alley and stopped to question them. They had patted down three of the suspects and were patting down the fourth suspect when the man produced a gun and shot both officers in the chest. The suspect fled but was later apprehended.
The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two life terms. On November 16, 2010, he was sentenced to an additional 40 years for attacking and seriously injuring two correctional officers with a hammer.
Officer Collura had served with the agency for 18 and a half years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Leonard R. Lesnieski