Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares

Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, April 20, 1936

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Leroy J. Sheares

Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares was stabbed to death in an apartment at 34 West 136th Street while investigating and attempting to arrest a man for child rape. He was off duty. The suspect stabbed him in the arm, chest, and abdomen.

Patrolman Sheares was transported to Harlem Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds two days later. His attacker was sentenced to 7 to 14 years in Sing Sing Prison for manslaughter in the first degree.

Patrolman Sheares served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 32nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and young son.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3965

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 18, 1936
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested and sentenced to 7 years in pri

investigation, off duty, sex offense

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Patrolman Shears,
You were brave to intervene in a domestic dispute on your day off. Like all good cops, your desire to help a neighbor didn't end when your shift ended. May you rest in peace.

Detective
NYPD (Retired)

April 20, 2020

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