Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Captain Michael Leonard Age: 55 years old Tour: 17 years Pittsfield Police End of Watch: Wednesday, June 1, 1898
Obituary
Captain Leonard was killed when he struck by a train. He was in charge of a detail assigned to the local train depot. More than 5,000 citizens had gathered there awaiting the arrival of soldiers returning from the Spanish-American War. A freight train approaching the station failed to slow down and Captain Leonard was struck as he attempted to help a mother and child off of the tracks.

Captain Leonard had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife and 11 children.

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