Patrolman Justin A. Leo

Patrolman Justin A. Leo

Girard Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 2017

Justin A. Leo

Patrolman Justin Leo was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 408 Indiana Avenue at approximately 10:15 pm.

The subject was intoxicated and was known to have firearms inside the home. Responding officers made contact with the subject, who produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Leo. Another officer returned fire and killed the subject.

Patrolman Leo was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Patrolman Leo served with the Girard Police Department for five years. He worked for the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department and the Vienna Police Department prior to joining the Girard Police Department in 2012. Patrolman Leo is survived by his parents, aunt, and extended family.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 324

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Justin was killed.

To the Leo family, fellow officers, and all who call Justin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Patrolman Leo gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 20, 2018

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