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Patrolman Leonard R. Morris | Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia


Leonard R. Morris

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 15, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/29/1932

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Patrolman Leonard Morris succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two years earlier while chasing a suspect on Tazewell Avenue.

The suspect was able to elude Patrolman Morris by hiding behind trash cans. As Patrolman Morris passed by the suspect opened fire, striking him in the back. The man was sentenced to ten years in prison.

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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
May 15, 2015


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