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Patrolman Allen Bruce McLeod, Sr. | New Rochelle Police Department, New York New Rochelle Police Department, New York

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Allen Bruce McLeod, Sr.

New Rochelle Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, February 14, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 1130

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .308 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman McLeod was shot and killed after responding to a call of a man with a firearm inside of a moving company. When Patrolman McLeod arrived he parked his patrol car about 15 feet from the entrance of the moving company. From a second floor window the suspected open fire on the Patrolman McLeod with a .308 caliber rifle, striking him in the head, chest and heart killing him instantly. As Patrolman McLeod lay on the ground the suspect fired more rounds at the officer. After wounding three officers during a 10-hour standoff, the suspect shot and killed himself.

Patrolman McLeod was survived by his wife and children.

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I just realized something about the date Officer McLeod was killed along too many others, he died saving me and man, helped by many of his brothers and sister's in Law Enforcement. They saved many, myself amongst the many. I have a beautiful daughter, born on February 14, Valentine's Day. Some would call that irony, I call it God. Thank you God for Officer McLeod and the child sent to me on the day the angels cried, perhaps I owe thanks and Officer and Angel, Bruce McLeod, for choosing that date for the angels to once agin rejoice. I apologize to his family and all who knew him that it has taken me all this time to say a simple 'Thank You'. Dear Lord, tell Officer McLeod that I love him, like a brother but choose to remember him as a Father. Amen

Neil Carroll
A GRATEFUL SOUL
November 29, 2013

 

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