Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Captain Andrew H. Leonard | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

Captain

Andrew H. Leonard

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 14, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Location: Kansas

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Captain Andrew Leonard was stabbed to death at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

He and other officers were searching for an inmate who had just stabbed an officer. Captain Leonard, armed only with a club, located the inmate on a coal pile and became involved in a struggle with the man. During the struggle Captain Leonard was knocked to the ground and stabbed to death. A deputy warden shot the inmate twice. He then ran into the coal bunker where he was distracted by other inmates and then captured by two other inmates.

The inmate died two weeks later from his gunshot wounds.

Captain Leonard was survived by his wife and three children. He was a Spanish American War veteran.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 12 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Rest in Peace

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF
May 28, 2017

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths