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Corrections Officer Leonard Louis Trudeau

Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 16, 1995

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Leonard Louis Trudeau

Leonard Trudeau miss you my frend my brother RIP its never good by its until we meet agan.

Bill Behrens
To a Great frend

August 19, 2021

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Trudeau.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 16, 2020

Officer Trudeau,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Miami-Dade County. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 16, 2020

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Leonard we all love you so much and miss you each and everyday.
You are always in our hearts and prayers

Judy Rescigno

May 6, 2016

I read about you Corrections Officer Trudeau in the book, "Forgotten Heroes." Rest in peace. Your valor won't be forgotten. You are buried at Woodlawn North Cemetery in Coral Gables with our police heroes if I'm correct.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 16, 2016

Continue to rest in peace sir, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 16, 2013

Rest in Peace, Corrections Officer Trudeau. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 16, 2012

My prayers are with your daughter today as she faces another EOW without you. We will never forget about the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir, are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 16, 2012

We will never forget the heroes of Florida. Continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 16, 2011

I can see that Leonard showed the world what I always knew was there. We were just kids, but I will always cherish his friendship and the time we spent together. He had a great impact on my life. My deepest sympathy to George, Judy, Joe, and especially his daughter.

Susie Keys Love

August 21, 2009

Rest in Peace..

Son of fellow COUNT-DED class of '66


November 22, 2008

Thank you for your service to our community, you will never be forgotten! God Bless the family and friends of Ofc. Trudeau.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD

January 16, 2008



January 6, 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

December 14, 2007

On behalf of the Latino Officers Association Florida we wish to express our deepest condolence to the family and the rank and file of the Miami Dade Corrections Dept.

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for
his friends." John 15:13

God bless

President LOA-FLA

Ofc .Alexander Martinez
Miami Dade Corrections

March 4, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 20, 2004

rest in peace

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

September 10, 2003

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