Officer Ernest Edmund Leonard, Jr.

Officer Ernest Edmund Leonard, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 28, 1935

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Ernest Edmund Leonard, Jr.

Officer Ernest Leonard was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to catch a speeder near the intersection of South Denley Drive and Stella Avenue.

Officer Leonard had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his parents, four brothers, and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years, 3 months
  • Badge 51

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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My uncle Ernie, a man I never knew, my Dad’s eldest brother, and sole income provider for his mother, Lily V. Leonard, and five siblings, was only a few days away from taking his bar exam when he was unfortunately killed while riding Motorcycle #13. A car not hearing his siren pulled out in front of him sideswiping his bike. He died from a fractured skull a few days after the accident. He is a true hero, dying in the line of duty. Thank you Dallas Police Dept. for remembering all our Fallen Heroes in Blue at your Memorial

Karen Leonard, Niece

August 22, 2021

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