Officer Leo W. Karl Busch

Officer Leo W. Karl Busch

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 1926

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Leo W. Karl Busch

Officer Leo Busch was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped four suspicious men near Grant Circle, NW, at approximately at 4 am.

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 was a United States WWI Navy veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for almost two years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

suspicious person

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Officer Busch,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S.,Navy during World War I.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

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September 28, 2023

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