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Police Officer Richard Michael Leskie

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 1, 1991

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Michael Leskie

Rich was my partner, he requested me. I was off the day I lost him. I still remember the last day we worked and made an arrest. He will forever be my BROTHER.

P.O. Gregory K Jones Retired
Detroit Police

May 2, 2021

Ever since working with your brother Chuck, I have never forgotten what he said about you, he always had a smile when he talked about you. He misses you everyday. R.I.P. Richard.

Daniel Sprys. Critical Care Paramedic
Priority Patient Transport

January 23, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 1, 2020

You are not forgotten. Detroit and the state of Michigan still sees you. A radio broadcast is to be played all three shifts. Rest In Peace

Po R S
Detroit police #5

July 1, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Leskie.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

RIP sir. Your service is not forgotten. May god bless you and your family.

Future Detroit PO Ali .
Dearborn, MI

July 1, 2015

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service, bravery and dedication.

Officer E. Gonzalez #3920
Prince George's County Police Department. , Maryland.

July 1, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2012

Today it has been 17 years since you took your wings and
entered St. Michael's Police Patrol. 17 years of watching over family, co-workers and all officers on the blue line.
So is time to thank you again for your service in both
departments and to remember your life and your legacy.
Thank You Officer Leskie.

July 1, 2008

You are never forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to the City of Detroit. May God continue to craddle you in His loving arms.

July 1, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

Rest in Peace P.O. Leskie.

Chicago P.D.

March 24, 2007

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