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Patrolman Theodore C. Leslie | Joplin Police Department, Missouri Joplin Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Theodore C. Leslie

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 14, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched by an angry mob

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Patrolman Theodore Leslie was shot and killed while investigating the theft of a stolen gun. Patrolman Leslie had tracked the thief to a boxcar in the Kansas City Southern Railroad yards. When Patrolman Leslie ordered the suspect out of the boxcar he opened fire, killing Patrolman Leslie.

The suspect was later arrested but before he could face trial an angry mob stormed the jail, took the suspect and lynched him.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary of your death. 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 14, 2012

 

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