Patrolman Leslie Eugene Pace

Patrolman Leslie Eugene Pace

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, January 24, 1963

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Leslie Eugene Pace

Patrolman Leslie Pace was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit in Guilford County.

He was traveling on Randleman Road when he lost control of his vehicle due to a tire blow-out, causing him to strike another vehicle and then a group of trees. He was taken to Moses H. Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Pace was a U.S Army veteran of the Korean war and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Upon offering a birthday wish to my dearest friend, we reflected upon our families and since his nephew and my son-in-law were both NC Highway Patrolmen I mentioned that my son-in-law Trooper P.M. Stevens was up for promotion this week .My friend who was recently married mentioned that his wife's father had been a Patrolman in the High Point area years ago and was unfortunately killed in a highway accident back in 1963. To the Pace family, I 'm sure the memory of your husband and father is a true blessing of the wonderful work these men and women do for their communities. God bless all of these noble heroes and God bless Trooper L.E. Pace for his service.

JOHN BURLESON

October 22, 2019

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