Police Officer Richard Michael Leskie

Police Officer Richard Michael Leskie

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 1, 1991

Richard Michael Leskie

Police Officer Richard Leskie was shot in the back and killed while pursuing a burglary suspect.

He had chased the suspect into the basement of the building. As Officer Leskie descended the basement stairs the suspect, who was hiding under the stairs with a 16-gauge shotgun, fired, striking Officer Leskie in the back, killing him.

Officer Leskie had served with the Detroit Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, four siblings.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 1568

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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