Lieutenant Thomas James Leis

Lieutenant Thomas James Leis

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, April 29, 1990

Thomas James Leis

Lieutenant Thomas Leis died from complications related to carbon monoxide poisoning received in October 1988.

He suffered the poisoning while rescuing two men from the hold of a smoldering ship. He received recognition for bravery for the incident.

Lieutenant Leis is survived by his wife and five daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 1, 1988


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Lt. Leis, perhaps you knew Officer William C. Cook, an officer of the highest esteem who worked out of the Central Division where you were a sergeant. He was killed in the line of duty on May 16, 1979 and was as brave and honorable as you. You are both in heaven sharing old moments. Rest in peace Lt. Leis. Bravery and humility were your best partners.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2017

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