Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to two life terms
Police Officer Mark Decker and Police Officer Leonard Wilcox were shot and killed while attempting to question a suspicious man at the Brecksville VA Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Both officers were armed only with mace due to administrative guidelines.
While the officers were talking with the man he pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and shot Officer Decker, killing him instantly. Officer Wilcox attempted to run for cover, but the suspect chased him before shooting him as well.
Officer Decker was single and had served in law enforcement for 11 years.
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Police Officer Leonard B. Wilcox