Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Wayne A. Leon

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, June 25, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Wayne A. Leon

Wow my Brother, I can't believe it has been seven years since I was at your service. I just want to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless you.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT.OHIO

April 29, 2007

You Are Still Thought Of and Honored By Many.
Time Will Never Replace In Our Minds and Hearts What You Gave So Others Could Be Safe.

Ohio
Summit County

April 25, 2007

Wayne, while on vacation in Florida I met a friend of yours (Ed). It has been almost seven years since your passing and he is still talking about you. He spoke very highly and with great pride about you. It seems that you have touched the lives of many people in such a positive way. Though I have never met you we all share a common bond. We will continue to carry on and we will remember the sacrifice that you and others before you have made. May God bless your family and watch over them.

Detective Thomas Tully
Southampton Town Police, Long Island, N.Y.

April 13, 2007

I miss you bro, god I could only dream to imagine what things would be like if u were around. To young much much to young.

Duane Leon
brother

April 13, 2007

Wayne,
Not a single day goes by that we don't think about you. We miss you as much today as always. You will be forever in our hearts. We carry you with us always.
Love, Terry

Terry

March 29, 2007

You were more like my brother than my cousin. We had a lot of fun growing up together and I still smile when I remember all the good times. I am having trouble typing a sentence here without erasing it, words can't really describe my feelings. You are and will always be my hero.

Danny Gorman
Cousin

January 22, 2007

Hey Bro I miss you man. God six years already, its unbelieveable it seems like it was just the other day you were takin from us. I guess time just stops when something happens like that. Oh let me just tell you though Grace and the kids have nothing but a world of love and support around them to this day, and it is comforting knowing that is never going to change. Words really could never describe how much I miss you. You know I often wondered why such a kind and loving person like you was taken from us. Well the only thing I could think of is that the Lord must have needed you up there as much as we needed you down here. Well untill we meet again Brother. God bless and I love you.

Duane Leon
Brother

December 6, 2006

I will never forget june 25, 2000 when I came into work and was told what had happen to you. I was a newer officer and this was the first time any officer had been killed in the line of duty while I was on the job. I remember the pain,anger, and sorrow I felt. I want you to know you will never be forgotten and I think about you all the time. Your wonderful wife is a rock and even till this day helps us and family through line of duty deaths. You, your wife, your kids, and family are my heroes. Rest in Peace brother

cpd577
cpd

November 22, 2006

Leon,
I went a Police Rally a couple of week ago. Grace spoke and it was good to see her so involved and helping other
families, who have lost loved one in the line of duty.. She has done alot and without her, where would we be. She is a remarkable women and you would be proud of her...
God Bless You Both!!!!!!!!!

Michelle

October 12, 2006

In loving memory of Officer Wayne Leon--fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 3, 2006

Officer Leon,
I have never forgotten you or what you gave for the rest of us here. I know that you now patrol the streets of gold with another Cleveland Officer, Officer Schroeder.
God Bless

September 2, 2006

Office Leon, I never met you, but as we cope with the loss of another fine Cleveland Police Officer, I am reminded of our loss of you. I heard your wife on the radio this morning and I admire her strength and commitment to your legacy. May you watch over her and your family always. God bless.

September 1, 2006

Words can not express how grateful all of us are to you for your service and dedication. God bless your family, and all of the officers who put their lives on the line every day. I know you are watching over them. We will never forget you.

Dispatcher Bridget
Lakewood Police Department

August 9, 2006

All gave some,
Some gave all.

May God keep and cradle you and your loved ones in the palm of His hand.

Claudia Van Tyne, Police Dispatcher
University Circle Police

July 12, 2006

On June 25th 2000 in the late afternoom my wife, Melissa, and I were about to leave the house to go see a movie. My phone rang and it was the desk man calling asking me if I heard the news. He told me that Dean's brother Wayne was shot in the face at work and that he was at Metro Hospital in critical condition. Dean works with me and I consider him one of my best friends. My wife looked at me and asked me if I wanted to go to the hospital instead. I told her, "Yes, I need to give Dean a hug." I didn't think words could console anyone in that situation. I just wanted Dean and his family to know I was by their side. I only know you through your brothers and your wife. I wish I could have known you like they did. You'll never be forgotten.

Ptl Kevin Stasiak
Parma police

June 28, 2006

Officer Leon,
...Still remembered, Always in our hearts..


OHIO
summit county

June 13, 2006

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Please watch over us as we continue and uphold the law you worked so hard to enforce! You will never be forgotten, especially during this Peace Officer's Memorial Week.

To your wife and family; If you are ever in need please call upon any Cleveland Police Officer as have been charged by Wayne to care for his family in his place!

Officer Margery Gerbec #2490
Cleveland Police Department

May 19, 2006

Wayne,
I still think about you all the time. I miss your smile. I miss your sense of humor. I still laugh to myself when I think of the first few times we worked together, fresh off probation and not a clue what we were doing. We always managed to figure it out and I can remember us laughing about it like it was yesterday. I remember your incredible devotion to Grace and the kids and it makes me strive to be a better person. I often walk by the place we last spoke in front of the Justice Center and it always makes me smile remembering the conversation we had. I miss you buddy and I will NEVER forget you. Rest in peace...you deserve it.

Fish
Friend and Co-Worker

April 28, 2006

I went through the Academy in 2005, and the hardest thing I ever watched was the video of Wayne Leon’s death. The sounds of bagpipes still bring tears to my eye, and it was the first Police Officer death ceremony that I have ever saw. I remember, when I was younger going out on the street to stand for the Casket precession, but I was never touched in the heart so much until, I seen the video. It was the hardest thing I ever seen in my life. I am 21 years old, and if there are that many people are at my ceremony, when I die I will be a proud man. I hope that no police officer ever dies in the line of duty, but if it happens I will always remember you, especially you Wayne Leon.

PTL. SMITH #18
RTAPD

March 7, 2006

Wayne,

I will never forget the day I attended your funeral, yours was the first funeral I attended for a brother lost in the line of duty. I painfully know that it will not be the last. Thank you for your sacrifice and please continue to watch over the rest of your brothers down here. God Bless You and You’re Family.

Dan Crisan #263
Cleveland Police Department

Patrolman Dan F. Crisan
Cleveland Police Department

March 3, 2006

MERRY CHRISTMAS....

OFFICER JIM GILBERT
COLUMBUS PD

December 24, 2005

I was living in Cleveland the day your life was taken and I remeber hearing the news. Officer Leon, You will always be a Brother in Blue and you will not be forgotten.

Officer MP Bradley
Houston Police Department

December 8, 2005

Officer Leon, I remember that day, watching the T.V. and hearing the breaking news that a Cleveland Officer had been shot. My heart fell, and although I never met you, I prayed that you would be O.K.. Then the terrible news was released to the public that you were gone. My heart along with many,many others from the Cleveland area was broken. It has been over 5 years now,but I will never forget that day. I watched your funeral along with our children.I wanted them to know what a hero really was.YOU Officer Leon ARE a TRUE HERO. I feel that word is tossed around too much these days to people who do NOT deserve it. I do hope that is brings some comfort to your family and fellow officer's to know that you haven't been forgotten. We appreciate, I wish there was a better word, what you gave so that others would be able to live in a safer community. God Bless

OHIO
Summit County
11/10/2005

November 10, 2005

Officer Leon, I remember the news stories like they were yesterday. I was'nt an officer at the time. I was working at a fitting company and when I started the academy and a co-worker heard about it and said "have you ever heard of Wayne Leon? He used to work here and he ran this machine before he went to the academy". They spoke highly of you. I'll never forget that moment. Please know you will never be forgotten.

Ptl. Tim Ellis
Sagamore Hills Police Department

October 24, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

August 23, 2005

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