Marshal George Leonard

Marshal George Leonard

Cameron Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, March 16, 1898

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George Leonard

Marshal Leonard was shot and killed at the Cameron Depot while questioning two men about a burglary that had occurred the previous night. One of the men gained control of Marshal Leonard's service revolver, shot him twice, and escaped. The suspect was later captured in Kansas.

After two trials the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. In 1902 evidence was discovered creating doubt about his conviction. On August 28, 1910, he was pardoned by Governor Herbert S. Hadley.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1910

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 16, 2010

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