Sergeant Edward G. Leap

Sergeant Edward G. Leap

Merced Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 1946

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Edward G. Leap

Sergeant Edward Leap was killed when his patrol car was struck by an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad freight train at the K Street crossing.

He was traveling northbound and had stopped to let a string of cars being pulled by a westbound switch engine pass. After the switch engine passed he started across the tracks when his vehicle was struck by the eastbound freight train.

Sergeant Leap was assigned to special investigations and was en route to his home to make photostatic copies of a fraudulent check when the crash occurred.

Sergeant Leap was a WWI veteran and had served with the Merced Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, mother, two brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Sgt. Leap,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Service during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 19, 2021

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