Patrolman John W. Leiter

Patrolman John W. Leiter

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 1926

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John W. Leiter

Patrolman Leiter was on patrol in the 2300 block of Park Street when his motorcycle struck a pothole. Patrolman Leiter was thrown from the motorcycle and seriously injured. He died the next day from his injuries.

Patrolman Leiter had served with the agency for 5 years. He survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 15, 1926

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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.

Rest In Peace

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

December 16, 2011

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