Patrolman George Leonard

Patrolman George Leonard

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 29, 1924

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George Leonard

Patrolman Leonard was shot and killed when he and his brother, also an officer in the department, responded to a report of a man threatening store employees with a gun on East Federal Street.

When the officers arrived they encountered the suspect with his hand in a pocket of his overcoat. When Patrolman Leonard grabbed the man's arm the man fired a shot through the overcoat, striking him in the abdomen. Although wounded, Patrolman Leonard and his brother continued to struggle with the suspect, who was beaten into unconsciousness.

Patrolman Leonard was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital where he succumbed to his wound the following day. The suspect also died as a result of the injuries sustained while resisting the officers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, March 28, 1924
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Deceased


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George Leonard of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 29, 2022

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