Patrolman Leonard Meeks, Jr.

Patrolman Leonard Meeks, Jr.

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, December 25, 1972

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Leonard Meeks, Jr.

Patrolman Leonard Meeks was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an officer needs assistance call in Chatham County.

His vehicle skidded off the roadway and struck a tree on PMoncure-Pittsboro Road.

Patrolman Meeks was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

In October 2013 the North Carolina Department of Transportation renamed the Rocky River Bridge on US 64, east of Siler City, in his honor.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

officer assistance

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Patrolman Meeks,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2022

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