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Lieutenant Thomas James Leis | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Lieutenant

Thomas James Leis

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, April 29, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Exposure to toxins

Incident Date: 10/1/1988

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Lieutenant Thomas Leis died from complications related to carbon monoxide poisoning received in October 1988.

He suffered the poisoning while rescuing two men from the hold of a smoldering ship. He received recognition for bravery for the incident.

Lieutenant Leis is survived by his wife and five daughters.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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