Officer Leo W. K. Busch

Officer Leo W. K. Busch

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 1926

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Leo W. K. Busch

Officer Leo Busch was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped four suspicious men near Grant Circle, NW, at approximately 0400 hours. One of the men opened fire, striking Officer Busch six times and wounding his partner.

The three suspects were apprehended and convicted of Officer Busch's murder. All three were executed in the electric chair on June 22, 1928.

Officer Busch had been with the agency for almost two years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 28, 2020

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