Police Officer Wayne A. Leon

Police Officer Wayne A. Leon

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, June 25, 2000

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Wayne A. Leon

Police Officer Wayne Leon was shot and killed while stopping a man suspected of being involved in a shooting on the previous day.

While questioning the man, Officer Leon was shot in the face. Officer Leon was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

The suspect escaped after being involved in a chase with other officers, but was arrested later in the day. The man was on parole from a 10-year sentence for a 1995 attempted robbery conviction. He was found guilty of aggravated murder of a police officer in November 2000 and sentenced to death.

Officer Leon had served with the Cleveland Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and three young children.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1338

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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