Watchman Lewis L. Leuba

Watchman Lewis L. Leuba

New York City Watch, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 13, 1836

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Lewis L. Leuba

Watchman Lewis Leuba died of injuries he received two days earlier when he was stabbed while making an arrest.

Watchman Leuba, and approximately 12 other watchmen went to 42 Bowery, Manhattan, to arrest five males on a warrant. The men resisted and while Watchman Leuba and another watchman were struggling with one suspect, a second suspect stabbed Watchman Leuba in the back with a dirk. Watchman Leuba died two days later from the wound.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

Watchman Leuba was survived by his wife and four children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 10, 1836
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dirk
  • Offender Charged with murder

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NYC Watchman Lewis Leuba, thank you for your service. You are not forgotten. RIP

Police Officer (retired)
Police Department of the City of New York

April 14, 2018

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