Special Agent Donald R. Leonard

Special Agent Donald R. Leonard

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1995

Donald R. Leonard

Special Agent Leonard was one of eight federal agents killed in a terrorist attack carried out against the United States government.

Eight federal law enforcement agents were killed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when domestic terrorists detonated a truck bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A total of 168 civilians and government workers, including numerous children in an on-site day care facility, were killed in the terrorist attack.

The terrorists bombed the building in retaliation for the government's raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, exactly two years earlier. The raid initiated a mass murder-suicide in which over 80 members of the Branch Davidians were killed. The members had been holed up in the compound after murdering four agents of the United States Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms on February 28, 1993.

Two suspects were apprehended in connection with the bombing. One of the suspects was sentenced to life and the other was executed on June 11, 2001.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Terrorist attack
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Executed in 2001

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Hej Don,

Hard to believe it's been 18 years. I still remember being told that you were one of the agents killed, the sadness that followed.
I remember working with you on a few details, the true professional you were, but also your kind soul. Rest in peace.

L. A. Bykowsky
ATF K-9 Handler, retired
K-9 L. E. EOW 5/10/09

April 13, 2013

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