Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 4991
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 26 weekends in jail
Officer William Leiphardt and Officer Harold Horine were struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating a previous accident. While they were standing on the shoulder the drunk driver, driving a tractor trailer, swerved off the road and struck the vehicle, pushing it into the two officers.
The driver was charged with drunk driving and manslaughter and was sentenced to 26 weekends in jail.
Officer Leiphardt had been with the agency for 12 years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer Harold E. Horine