Sergeant Leonard M. Todd

Sergeant Leonard M. Todd

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 1974

Leonard M. Todd

Sergeant Leonard Todd and Police Officer Edward Pakula were shot and killed after responding to a call of a barricaded gunman. As soon as they arrived at the gunman's home they were met with a hail of bullets. Two other officers were seriously wounded before the suspect was talked into giving himself up. The suspect had been under psychiatric care for several months, and was found with over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder and was sentenced to 40 to 80 years on June 4, 1974. He died in prison June 27, 1975.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; M-1
  • Offender Died in prison

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Sergeant Leonard M. Todd will never be forgotten. RIP, and thank you for your service. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

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