Police Officer Vincent Lawrence Leusch

Police Officer Vincent Lawrence Leusch

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 22, 1975

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Vincent Lawrence Leusch

Officer Vincent Leusch succumbed to injuries received when his patrol car was intentionally rammed by a suspect's vehicle during a vehicle pursuit.

Officer Leusch had positioned his car across the roadway and was preparing to take cover when the suspect vehicle intentionally struck his patrol car at 2nd Avenue and Maitland Avenue. He was thrown 40 feet. Officer Leusch was transported to the Daniel Freeman Hospital, where he succumbed to leg, head, and back injuries ten days later.

The two juvenile suspects were arrested a short time later. One of the subjects was convicted of second-degree murder.

Officer Leusch was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 16208
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, September 12, 1975
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of second-degree murder

vehicle pursuit, juvenile offender

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Happy Father's Day Dad. I think about you everyday and I hope you're proud of me and your granddaughter. She is gonna be 25 next week and can't fathom how close that is to the age God needed you. Still a bit pissed off at God for that, we all needed you more. Love you and proud is an understatement.

Ryan Leusch

June 17, 2023

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