Portrait of Miami police officer Leroy Joseph LaFleur

Portrait of Miami police officer Leroy Joseph LaFleur


Image Number

  • PR20207

Year

  • Between 1949 and 1951

Series Title

General Note

  • Born on September 24, 1924, in Miami. He served in the Army in World War II from March 12, 1945, to October 8, 1946 as an auto mechanic assigned to the 3073rd QM Refrigeration Company (Mobile). Married Thelma Monroe in 1946 shortly after his return home. He joined the Miami Police Department on January 19, 1949. Officer LaFleur was shot and killed on February 16, 1951, in a gun battle with a man who was sleeping in a parked truck. The perpetrator was never captured and became the second of only three cases of fallen police officers in Dade that remains unsolved (up to 1995). His name is inscribed (East Wall, Panel 17, Line 12) on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Rights

Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Portrait of Miami police officer Leroy Joseph LaFleur. Between 1949 and 1951. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13739>, accessed 25 April 2019.

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Portrait of Miami police officer Leroy Joseph LaFleur. Between 1949 and 1951. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 Apr. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13739>.

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(State Archives of Florida)