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 south of 19 MIle Road 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

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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Officer Imus,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 2, 2021

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