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Leroy Lynch LeKites
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1913
Delaware, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1950
Sussex County
Delaware, USA

On January 13, 1950, a 31 year old Delaware State Trooper was killed instantly just north of Selbyville, Delaware as he assisted a second trooper who was investigation an accident. Corporal LeRoy LeKites of Georgetown was struck as he attempted to flag down a vehicle which was approaching "at a very high rate of speed." Roy Lekites, a six year veteran, was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the hospital. Funeral services for Corporal LeKite were held at the Salem Methodist church in Selbyville on January 17, 1950. Burial took place at the Roxanna Cemetery and was attended by troopers from Delaware and Maryland. Also in attendance was a large group of faculty and students from the Selbyville schools as a tribute to Corporal LeKites and to console Margaret LeKites, who was one of their own. Corporal LeKites was survived by his wife, Margaret, two sons, Wilson and LeRoy Jr., and his parents. At the time of the tragedy, Margaret paid tribute to her husband and the Delaware State Police with the enclosed missive. (letter: I want you to know how very much I appreciate everything you and the Delaware State Police have done. I'm proud that Leroy was a Trooper and I'm so glad that he had those happy 6 years as one of such a wonderful group of men. The men's closeness and loyalty to one another is most remarkable. I was so proud that they could be at Roy's funeral. Sincerely yours, Mrs. LeRoy LeKites And the boys (bio by: suzan gordon) 
Family links: 
  Samuel F LeKites (1888 - 1970)
  Dollie K Rickards LeKites (1891 - 1988)
  Margaret Ruth LeKites (1913 - 1983)
Roxana Cemetery
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
Plot: east side - center
Created by: Reed
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34059186
Leroy Lynch LeKites
Added by: Russ Pickett
Leroy Lynch LeKites
Added by: Reed
Leroy Lynch LeKites
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 26, 2009
Killed in the "Line Of Duty" with the Delaware State Police.
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 26, 2009

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