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Police Officer Leroy Hugh Imus

Sterling Heights Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, December 2, 1971

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Reflections for Police Officer Leroy Hugh Imus

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

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 2, 2021

My Faithful Servant

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

RIP my brother, the Lord has taken you home.

sergeant barton
garden city pd

December 2, 2014

Mr. Imus was a great guy and a huge influence on me as I was growing up. He was a member of the church was my father was pastor, and spend a lot of time at our house and on one great summer day he let me spend the afternoon with him in his police car. He was an extraordinary human being, and he was taken too soon.

Dan David

September 26, 2014

i never met my grandpa and i wish i had

bob joe

October 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 2, 2011

Went to Imus Park to walk the trail. Said a prayer for you and your family. Thank you for your service and you are not forgotten.

Citizen of Sterling Heights

August 2, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

"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 26, 2007

We may not have ever met - but your legacy has been a part of my life. I was raised not far from that park named in your honor. I lost a very good friend who worked for the very same department you worked for. God bless you, BROTHER, and your family. Hope to be on watch with you someday...

February 11, 2006

What a beautiful park named in your memory. "Imus Park". Our friend Mark used to visit your park while patrolling the streets of Sterling Hgts. Now we have another to seek refuge. "Mark Sawyers Family Park". Your legacies live on in all of us at SHPD and you are honored each and every day.

You will never be forgotten

July 26, 2005

I was driving down Dodge Park in St. Hts and I saw this sign In memory of Police Officer Leroy Imus. My son P.O. Scott Stewart of Detroit was killed 8-11-02. I turned into the park and I thought how nice after 33 years you are still remembered. You are now a Blue Angel in Heaven.
I said a prayer for your family and hope they are doing well.

Audrey Stewart
Mother of Scott Stewart E.O.W.8-11-02

April 15, 2004

I left Sterling Twp. PD in November of 66 to enter the Army and three years later in April of 1970 I joined the Bloomfield Hills PD. which is the last place I saw and talked to Leroy. He stopped in at Bloomfield Hills PD, for what reason I no longer remember, and we talked and reminissed for about 20-30 minutes. It was the last time I saw him until his funeral, however, I never forgot him and never will. He was a great guy/friend. The only thing I ever heard him complain about was the new "Cross Draw" holsters Sterling Hgts. required the Officers to wear. This was in 1970, sometime. I can still see Leroy (vividly) standing there at the counter/desk as we talked. I never met his family prior to the funeral, however, I still wish them well. In 1972 I went on to join the Michigan State Police and was seriously injured in an automobile collision and retired as a result of that accident and throughout my recovery many times I recalled Leroy and remembered the good times we shared. I still think of him often.
Tom Devereaux, Former Sterling Twp. Cadet (1966).

Former Sterling Twp. Cadet Tom Devereaux
Retired Michigan State Police Trooper

Rest easy, warrior. Your sacrifice never to be forgotten. You will never be forgotten. God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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