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 Leo Wise, Policeman

Leo Wise

Sunday, March 17, 1957



Wise, Leo

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 5298

Division: University

Location: Pico Blvd and Figueroa St.

Date Killed: Sunday, March 17, 1957

Cause of Death: Shot by a Drunk Suspect

Bio: Policeman Leo Wise was shot and killed by a
man while trying to break up a bar room brawl. The suspect was
arrested a short time later. Police said the suspect may have never
been arrested if it were not for the help of four Mexican nationals
who helped chase down the suspect and identified him.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in
San Quentin's gas chamber on July 12, 1961.

Policeman Wise was survived by four children.

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