Policeman Leo Wise

Policeman Leo Wise

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 17, 1957

Leo Wise

Policeman Leo Wise was shot and killed by a man while trying to break up a bar room brawl. The suspect was arrested a short time later. Police said the suspect may have never been arrested if it were not for the help of four Mexican nationals who helped chase down the suspect and identified him.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in San Quentin's gas chamber on July 12, 1961.

Policeman Wise was survived by four children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5298

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1961

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Officer Wise,
On today, the 61st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USCG during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 17, 2018

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