Officer Leonard Walter Garcia

Officer Leonard Walter Garcia

Richmond Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 1992

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Leonard Walter Garcia

Officer Leonard Garcia and Officer David Haynes were shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving a hostage situation.

The subject's daughter had called police after hiding in a bedroom. Officer Haynes and Officer Garcia helped her out of the bedroom and then entered the house to try to get free the other family members. The man opened fire on them, fatally wounding both officers.

The subject then shot and wounded his ex-wife and son before committing suicide.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 90

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; M-1
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Officer Garcia.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 5, 2019

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