Police Officer Leslie Haskins, Jr.

Police Officer Leslie Haskins, Jr.

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 13, 1970

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Leslie Haskins, Jr.

Officer Haskins was shot and killed while attempting to intervene in a robbery at a tavern on Hawthorne Avenue while off duty. Two men entered the bar and held the bar owner at gunpoint. Officer Haskins opened fire on one of the men but the man returned fire, striking Officer Haskins in the head and chest.

The suspects fled the scene but were arrested three days later.

Officer Haskins had been with the Newark Police Department for 15 years. Due to debilitating injuries in an on-duty motorcycle accident 11 years earlier, he assigned to the Information Desk and Cell Block at police headquarters at the time of his murder.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 671

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Your selfless actions that day are the true definition of heroism. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 13, 2021

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