Patrolman Leslie Ian Early

Patrolman Leslie Ian Early

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1993

Leslie Ian Early

Officer Early was shot and killed during an early morning drug raid. Officer Early was the point man on his department's SWAT team, which was conducting the raid. As he entered the residence, a fortified drug house, the suspect opened fire with a 9mm handgun, striking Officer Early near the collarbone. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Early had served with the agency for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and young son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 102

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Not available

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We were friends from Middle school to High School, played football and started our careers together in 1985. I counted you as my friend, a good man, A great husband to Patricia and great father to Ian. All these years later I remember that fateful day when our community lost you, Patricia and Ian were deprived of such a good man. I often think of our shift parties and many conversations, especially our work together just the day before we lost you.
I honor you today by remembering you for how you lived, served the community and what a great cop you were and always will be. Les you were then, are now and will always be a great example of what a Police Officer should be !!!
Rest in peace my friend,

I know you would be amazed at how Patricia handled losing you, and what a great job she did raising Ian, and what a fine man Ian has grown to be and is today.

I too will never forget you as a friend, fellow officer and a brother in Blue !!!

Pasadena Police Academy Class # 39

Detective James Phelan
Plano P.D.

November 5, 2015

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