City Marshal Fred J. Leavitt

City Marshal Fred J. Leavitt

Bolivar Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, September 26, 1939

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Fred J. Leavitt

Marshal Leavitt was shot and killed as he and the Polk County sheriff attempted to question a man at the town square about possessing a concealed firearm. The suspect pulled out the gun and shot both officers, killing Marshal Leavitt. The suspect fled town but later turned himself in.

The 19-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Leavitt was survived by his family.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 26, 2020

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