Deputy City Marshal Leon William Romer

Deputy City Marshal Leon William Romer

Los Angeles City Municipal Court, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 17, 1938

Add to My Heroes

Leon William Romer

Deputy Marshal Romer and Deputy Marshal Dwight Crittenden were shot and killed while attempting to serve an eviction warrant at a home at 1741 East 23rd Street. The suspect opened fire on the two deputy marshals when he was told he would have to leave the home.

Deputy Marshal Romer was able to stumble outside, where he collapsed in the front yard. The suspect then shot Deputy Marshal Crittenden in the back as he retreated into the street to seek cover.

Responding officers engaged the suspect in an hour-long gun battle until wounding him four times. The man was eventually convicted of two counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 17, 2018

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.