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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Alexander Leonard

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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard and Sergeant Stephen Jones were shot and killed while responding to a complaint about a dog in the 100 block of Bryan Street in Eden, Texas.

An altercation occurred as both deputies, along with an Eden municipal employee, made contact with a subject at a residence. The subject fatally shot both deputies and critically wounded the city employee before barricading himself inside of the home. The city mayor, who lived nearby, talked the man into surrendering approximately 30 minutes later.

The man has been charged with two counts of capital murder of a police officer.

Deputy Sheriff Leonard served with the Concho County Sheriff’s Office for six months, having spent one and a half years as a deputy/officer.

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