Patrolman Leslie Green

Patrolman Leslie Green

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, October 4, 1931

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Leslie Green

Patrolman Leslie Green was shot and killed by a suspect who caught stealing tires from a filling station.

He and another officer responded with the patrol wagon to where the suspect had been arrested and was being held by another officer. The man was given permission to retrieve his coat from his car. Instead he grabbed a pistol and opened fire killing Patrolman Green and wounding his partner. The suspevt fled the scene but was apprehended in Columbus the next day.

The suspect, 30, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison January 15th, 1932.

Patrolman Green had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 359

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Leslie E Green was our Grandfather that we never were to know, yet we did through memories from our Grandmother and their children .. I / we his family want to Thank each of you for these tributes you have all left for him . Bless you all! From Grand children, great grandchildren and great great grand children ~!Judy G Gaines

His grand daughter
grand daughter

March 13, 2021

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