Patrol Officer Leland Pye

Patrol Officer Leland Pye

Hoffman Estates Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 6, 1985

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Leland Pye

Officer Leland Pye suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a prisoner.

Officer Pye had just arrested the man for battery and had transported him to the police station when the man began to fight. During the struggle, Officer Pye collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Officer Pye had served with the Hoffman Estates Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 205

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, April 5, 1985

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Had a conversation about you today my brother. You are still remembered for your sacrifice.
Rest in peace.

Ptlm. Bill Roscop
Mount Prospect Police

October 18, 2021

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