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Officer Raymond C. Leisinger | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Raymond C. Leisinger

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Thursday, August 28, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Raymond Leisinger was shot and killed while he was being dragged by a car he was attempting to stop.

He had jumped on the car at North Capitol Street, near P Street, for unknown reasons. The car then sped up to 50 mph as he fired several warning shots to get the driver to stop. The driver of the vehicle turned onto I Street and shot Officer Leisinger in the chest. He was found on I Street, NE, near 1st Street, with a gunshot wound to the heart.

Officer Leisinger had served with the agency for 2 months and was assigned to the Second Precinct. He was survived by his wife, 11-year-old daughter, and 9-year-old son.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 18, 2013

 

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