Sergeant James Martin Leach

Photo of Sergeant James Martin Leach
End of Watch: Sat, May 2nd, 1992
Date of Incident: Sat, May 2nd, 1992
Cause of Death: Struck by Vehicle (DUI)
Service Time: 14 years
Age: 38


He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


Sergeant James Leach was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver as he was blocking a street filled with pedestrian traffic in Westport.

The suspect was convicted of Sergeant Leach's murder, two counts of second degree murder, and two counts of armed criminal action. He was subsequently sentenced to serve two life terms. He was denied parole in 2004.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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