Patrolman Thomas J. Leonard

Patrolman Thomas J. Leonard

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 25, 1923

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Thomas J. Leonard

Patrolman Thomas Leonard succumbed to injuries he sustained when he was thrown from his department motorcycle.

He was pursuing a speeder on Broadway when a taxicab turned from West 63rd Street and crashed into him.

Patrolman Leonard was a United States WWI veteran and had served with the New York City Police Department for two years, assigned to Motorcycle Precinct 1, the present-day Highway 1. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 10334
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 19, 1923

motor officer, motorcycle, vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Patrolman Leonard,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

August 25, 2023

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