Officer Leslie G. Lane, Jr.

Officer Leslie G. Lane, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1974

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Leslie G. Lane, Jr.

Officer Leslie Lane was shot and killed with another officer's weapon while attempting to arrest an abduction suspect in the 4700 block of Live Oak Street.

The man had abducted an off duty female officer. She was able to escape the man, but he stole her weapon and fled. He abducted another woman before leading officers on a car chase. The second woman escaped when he crashed and as officers attempted to arrest him he shot at them, fatally wounding Officer Lane. The suspect later killed in prison.

Officer Lane was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for almost four years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years, 10 months
  • Badge 2831
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Killed in prison

abduction, foot pursuit

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42 years ago, the city of Dallas lost a great police officer. You will never be forgotten, rest in peace brother.

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