Police Officer Roy L. Leon, Jr.

Police Officer Roy L. Leon, Jr.

Cotton Plant Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, July 13, 1984

Roy L. Leon, Jr.

Officer Roy Leon and Chief Leonard Cross were shot and killed after stopping a juvenile on a stolen motorcycle.

During the ensuing struggle, the suspect gained control of Chief Cross' weapon and shot both officers. The juvenile offender was captured, convicted, and sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility of parole.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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Dear Brother I miss you so. I think about you often and I wonder what life would have been like with you with us today. Your laugh is still here I hear it in me son's Peter's voice when he laughs. So you do live on through him. we all miss you and love you. I still remember that hot summer day in July 1984 as very well. Several things stand out for me the most, it was the day that two towns suffered. I lost a best friend and a brother and the day I saw my Daddy cry and weep in grief. That day forever changed our lives, but GOD kept US all. Chief Cross you are miss and loved as well. Thank you for being with my brother at his time of need and not leaving him. I pray daily for both of our families. Rest in peace dear brother. rest in Peace.

Cynthia Diana Leon
Sister to Officer Roy Leon, Jr.

September 5, 2014

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