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Patrolman Leslie Green | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Patrolman

Leslie Green

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, October 4, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 359

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Leslie Green was shot and killed by an auto theft suspect.

He and another officer responded with the patrol wagon to where the suspect had been arrested and was being held by another officer. The man was given permission to retrieve his coat from his car. Instead he grabbed a pistol and opened fire killing Patrolman Green and wounding his partner. The arresting officer subdued the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison January 15th, 1932.

Patrolman Green had been with the agency for three years.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Leslie Green Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.


End of Watch: Sunday, October 4, 1931

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 4, 2017

 

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