Police Officer Richard Ervin Leyden

Police Officer Richard Ervin Leyden

Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, September 26, 1949

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Richard Ervin Leyden

Officer Leyden was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding car. Another car turned in front of him on 16th Street between G Street and H Street, causing a collision. Officer Leyden was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

Officer Leyden was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Lincoln Police Department for less than two years. He is survived by his parents, sister, two brothers and his fiance. He was to be married the Sunday following the accident.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 26, 2020

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