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Police Officer Joseph A. Lecher | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Joseph A. Lecher

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, March 21, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 9 years, 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/21/1943

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Joseph Lecher succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect in the man's residence. Although severely wounded, Officer Lecher was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Officer Lecher had been with the agency for nearly ten years.

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You are my Grandfather and I was never able to meet you.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace.

Bart Lecher Major USMC Ret.
U.S. Marine Corps
January 15, 2016

 

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