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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 9, 2013

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