Night Officer Lawrence B. Leis

Night Officer Lawrence B. Leis

Beaver Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, January 1, 1935

Lawrence B. Leis

Night Officer Leis was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk and for threatening to shoot his children.

When Officer Leis confronted the man near his home the man opened fire with a rifle, striking the officer. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Leis returned fire, but did not strike the suspect. The man committed suicide a short time later.

Officer Leis had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 1, 2012

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