Deputy Leon A. May « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Deputy Leon A. May

Died on April 11, 1953

Age: 54
Box Elder County S.O.

On April 11, Deputy May, 54, and other law enforcement officers were searching the Bear River for the body of man missing for a week. Wire screens were placed in the river to catch the body. While checking a screen located at Bigler Bridge near Colliston, a boat containing Deputy May and two other men was caught on the screen and capsized. The other men made it to shore, but Deputy May did not. Although recovered almost immediately, he had drowned.

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2 responses to “Deputy Leon A. May”

  1. God Bless his family in this difficult moment. As a former federal agent that lived and worked in Utah alongside local and state police, I applaud this Officer’s dedication to duty and he is a true hero for having gone the extra mile in the search operation.

  2. Paula Lindsayb says:

    I am thankful for his service and very sorry for his family

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