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Policeman Russell A. Leidy | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Russell A. Leidy

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1952

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Policeman Leidy was shot and killed by one of two robbers as he went to the aid of their victim. As the 20 year old gunman fled the scene he shouted, "I'm the new Dillinger". Minutes later both suspects were captured and charged with Policeman Leidy's murder.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder on August 25, 1934, and sentenced to life. He was paroled on September 8, 1952. His accomplice was acquitted of murder but convicted of two counts of armed robbery.

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Leidy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 14, 2012

 

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