Deputy Sheriff Samuel Alexander Leonard

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Alexander Leonard

Concho County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021

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Samuel Alexander Leonard

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard and Sergeant Stephen Jones were shot and killed while responding to a complaint about a dog in the 100 block of Bryan Street in Eden, Texas.

An altercation occurred as both deputies, along with an Eden municipal employee, made contact with a subject at a residence. The subject fatally shot both deputies and critically wounded the city employee before being taken into custody.

The man has been charged with two counts of capital murder of a police officer.

Deputy Sheriff Leonard served with the Concho County Sheriff's Office for six months, having spent one and a half years as a deputy/officer.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 2402

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace. Much respect for your service. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

March 12, 2024

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