Police Officer Leonard E. Daniel

Police Officer Leonard E. Daniel

Eunice Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, January 27, 1953

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Leonard E. Daniel

Officer Leonard Daniel suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect in downtown Eunice at 1 am.

Officer Daniel attempted to arrest a man outside of a bar. A scuffle ensued, and the subject fled. Officer Daniel collapsed while pursuing the subject.

Officer Daniel had served with the Eunice Police Department for only two months.

He is buried at the Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice, Lea County, New Mexico.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

arrest attempt

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 27, 2012

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