Patrol Officer Leroy Davis

Patrol Officer Leroy Davis

Dodge City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 1929

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Leroy Davis

Officer Davis was shot and killed while arresting a man for starting several cars in the downtown area. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested on a farm a short time later.

The 20-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on May 29, 1929. He was denied parole in 1949.

Officer Davis was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Davis,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dodge City.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 18, 2019

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