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Patrolman Earl K. Leonard | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Earl K. Leonard

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, June 9, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4558

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Released in 1952

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Officer Earl K. Leonard was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

Officer Leonard stopped a traffic violator and was in the process of an arrest when a friend of the offender approached and shot the officer.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life in prison. On September 15, 1939, during an escape attempt he and two other lifers slipped drugs into the coffee of 11 guards leaving two in critical condition. On September 29, 1952, he was released from prison after it was determined the trial judge used a charge to the jury that was ruled unconstitutional in 1935.

Officer Leonard was survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 9, 2015


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