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Thomas James Leis
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1949
South Weymouth
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1990
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Born on December 17, 1949, in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. His family moved to Miami in 1966. Joined the Florida Highway Patrol on March 15, 1973 and served three years before joining the Metro-Dade Police Department in 1976. He died on April 29, 1990 from complications that began with carbon monoxide poisoning from a heroic ship rescue on October 4, 1988. He received recognition for bravery for the incident. His name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial (West Wall, Panel 19, Line 3) in Washington, D.C.

Funeral services for Thomas Leis were held on Thursday May 3, 1990. A funreral Mass was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Viewing of the body was held the day before at Alligood-Carr Funeral Home. Burial was at Woodland South Cemetery. Officer Leis was given a full police funeral with an honor guard and police procession to the cemetery. Lieutenant Leis is survived by his wife and five daughters.

Note: Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum is also known as Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Park Cemetery.
 
 
Inscription:
LT. TOM LEIS
DEC. 17 1949-APRIL 29, 1990
ON GREAT AND SHINING WINGS
 
Note: The grave marker also displays a police badge with the words, Lieutenant, #1917 (badge number), Miami, FL, and a picture of a speedboat.
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: These Fragile Old Bones
Record added: Apr 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108455180
Thomas James Leis
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Thomas James Leis
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Thomas James Leis
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