Patrolman Robert Donald Leigh

Patrolman Robert Donald Leigh

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, April 27, 1940

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Robert Donald Leigh

Patrolman Robert Leigh succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

He was attempting to catch a speeding motorist when his motorcycle collided with a car that was turning out of a private driveway. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The speeding motorist was found guilty in traffic court and fined $10.00, court costs, and had his license suspended for six months.

Patrolman Leigh had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and five children and is buried in the Soldiers’ Section of Laurel Cemetery, Madisonville, Ohio.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge P55
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 7, 1940

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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 Robert Donald Leigh of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 27, 2021

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