Trooper Leo James LaVelle

Trooper Leo James LaVelle

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 1934

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Leo James LaVelle

Trooper LaVelle succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle accident two months earlier while on patrol on Route 80 near Rapids City.

Trooper LaVelle was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Illinois State Police for one year. He had previously worked with the Los Angeles Police Department, California for nine years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 24, 1934


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Trooper LaVelle,
On today, the 82nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2016

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