Police Officer Joseph A. Lecher

Police Officer Joseph A. Lecher

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, March 21, 1943

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Joseph A. Lecher

Officer Joseph Lecher succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect in the man's residence. Although severely wounded, Officer Lecher was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Officer Lecher had been with the Milwaukee Police Department for nearly ten years.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, February 21, 1943
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, burglary

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 21, 2022

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