Deputy Sheriff Leslie Blaine Roark

Deputy Sheriff Leslie Blaine Roark

Moniteau County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 1991

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Leslie Blaine Roark

Deputy Roark was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. He was shot and wounded as he was leaving the residence after checking on the safety of the family.

After shooting Deputy Roark the first time, the suspect then exited the residence and shot him in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Learning of the shooting, the county sheriff responded to the scene, however, the suspect had left the area. The man drove to the sheriff's home and murdered his wife.

The next day the suspect shot and killed Deputy Sandra Wilson, of the Miller County Sheriff's Department, and Sheriff Charles Smith, of the Cooper County Sheriff's Department. He was eventually apprehended and convicted of capital murder. He was executed on January 9, 2002.

Deputy Roark had served with the agency for 2 years and had previously served with the Tipton Police Department.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 9, 1991
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 2002

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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