Special Agent Donald R. Leonard

Special Agent Donald R. Leonard

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1995

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Donald R. Leonard

Special Agent Don Leonard was one of eight federal agents killed in a terrorist attack carried out against the United States government in Oklahoma City.

Agent Leonard was a United States Army veteran who had served with the United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service for 20 years and previously served with the Oklahoma City Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

Eight federal law enforcement agents and one local sheriff's deputy were killed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when domestic terrorists detonated a truck bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19th, 1995.

A total of 168 civilians and government workers, including numerous children in an on-site daycare facility, were killed in the terrorist attack.

The terrorists attacked the building in retaliation for a search warrant and raid on the compound of a cult known as the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, on February 28th, 1993. Four special agents with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms were slain during the raid, which culminated on April 19th, 1993, with a mass murder-suicide in which over 80 members of the Branch Davidians cult died.

Both subjects involved in the bombing were arrested. One of the men was sentenced to life while the other was sentenced to death. He was subsequently executed on June 11th, 2001.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Terrorist attack
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Executed in 2001

bomb, terrorism

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Donald, I am your granddaughters mother, my name is Liz. We never got a chance to meet. You were taken from this world in 1995 and your son and I met in 2003. Your son is an amazing man and a dedicated father. Many people I’ve met since have told me of your life. You’ve made an impact on many lives. 28 years later you are still missed, remembered and honored. From one law enforcement officer to another: “ we owe a debt we can never repay to the courageous officers who laid down their lives to protect ours. “ rest in peace sir, we will take it from here.

Liz Gemes

September 11, 2023

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