Patrolman Leslie Ian Early

Patrolman Leslie Ian Early

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1993

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Leslie Ian Early

Officer Early was shot and killed during an early morning drug raid. Officer Early was the point man on his department's SWAT team, which was conducting the raid. As he entered the residence, a fortified drug house, the suspect opened fire with a 9mm handgun, striking Officer Early near the collarbone. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Early had served with the agency for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and young son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 102

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Not available

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I attended the last Basic Swat class you, Bobby Baines, Ken Welch and Tommy Kitchens instructed before your death. I didn't complete that class but graduated from an HPD Basic Swat class the day you were killed. After major knee surgery I retook the Basic Swat class at Pasadena with Sgt. Devillier, Mike Huffman and Candelari (RIP Brother). Sgt. Devillier asked if I had anything to say and I spoke about how tough the class was that I didn't graduate but how you walked up to me during inspection one morning and patted me on the back and said "I'm glad to see you here today". I put on my "In Memory' shirt and I told the class I did this class for you. I understand your son now works for Pasadena PD. I'd be honored to meet him someday.

P.M. Larkin
Hire date 05/01/1977

March 11, 2021

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