Deputy Sheriff Leo Busby

Deputy Sheriff Leo Busby

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 10, 1953

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Leo Busby

Deputy Sheriff Leo Busby was killed in an automobile crash while he and another deputy were returning to Houston after transporting a prisoner to Rusk State Hospital.

A delivery truck turned in front of them as they drove on Highway 69 eight miles south of Rusk. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned twice. Deputy Busby was ejected from the car and sustained fatal injuries.

Deputy Busby was one of the first two African American deputies hired by Harris County. He had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for just under three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 10, 2020

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