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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Officer Lane,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 2, 2024

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