Police Officer Leslie Ian Early

Police Officer Leslie Ian Early

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1993

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Leslie Ian Early

Police Officer Les 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.

The subject was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Early had served with the Pasadena Police Department for eight 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 Life in prison

narcotics, Raid

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Patrol Early,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pasadena. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 5, 2023

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