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 Russell A. Leidy, Policeman

Russell A. Leidy

Tuesday, July 24, 1934



Leidy, Russell A.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: Unknown

Division: University

Location: 33rd and Stanford

Date Killed: Tuesday, July 24, 1934

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Leidy was shot and killed by one of
two robbers as he went to the aid of their victim. As the 20 year
old gunman fled the scene he shouted, "I'm the new Dillinger".
Minutes later both suspects were captured and charged with
Policeman Leidy's murder.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder on August 25, 1934,
and sentenced to life. His accomplice was acquitted of murder but
convicted of two counts of armed robbery.

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