Watchman Luciese Lewis Leuba

Watchman Luciese Lewis Leuba

New York City Night Watch, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 13, 1836

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Luciese Lewis Leuba

Watchman L. 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.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with murder. The suspect who stabbed Watchman Leuba was indicted for murder but later acquitted at trial.

Watchman Leuba was survived by his wife and four children.


Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 10, 1836
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dirk
  • Offender Acquitted at trial

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Rest in peace Watchman Leuba. Born nearly one-hundred and twenty-three years before my birthday. Always a New York hero! My dad may he rest in peace served for thirty-eight years with the 102nd precinct in Richmond Hill in Queens.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2021

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