Police Officer Leroy Hugh Imus

Police Officer Leroy Hugh Imus

Sterling Heights Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, December 2, 1971

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Leroy Hugh Imus

Police Officer Leroy Imus was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while he was on a traffic stop on the Van Dyke Bypass at 1:00 am.

The 30-year-old driver of the vehicle turned himself in 18 hours later and was charged with manslaughter.

Officer Imus was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Sterling Heights Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 21
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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My Faithful Servant

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

RIP my brother, the Lord has taken you home.

sergeant barton
garden city pd

December 2, 2014

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