Patrolman Leroy Bouker

Patrolman Leroy Bouker

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, November 28, 1912

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Leroy Bouker

Patrolman Leroy Bouker was shot and killed by four suspects who had just committed a holdup of a meat market.

He was responding to shots he had heard when he observed the men getting into a vehicle outside of the market. He drew his weapon and told the men to stop. They immediately drew their weapons and shot him several times, killing him.

The four suspects escaped but were later captured in other states and returned to Cleveland. They were all sentenced to life in prison. One died in prison on October 6, 1938, from a brain injury when he accidentally fell. One was pardoned in September of 1916 and sent back prison in 1920 for bank robbery.

Patrolman Bouker was survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Four sentenced to life


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Leroy Bouker of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 82 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 28, 2023

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