Corrections Officer Daniel J. Leach
End of Watch: Saturday, November 21, 2009
Officer Daniel J. Leach joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on June 18, 1984, following the completion of his formal education in Louisiana. Dan was a career Corrections Officer, and at the time of his death was assigned to the Tucker Holding Facility in Laughlin, Nevada. On the morning of November 21, 2009, he began his shift by picking up a prisoner transport van from the Clark County Detention Center and driving to Laughlin. While traveling southbound on U.S. 95, Officer Leach was involved in a two-vehicle accident, killing him instantly. Officer Leach was 49.