Detective Amber Joy Leist
Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff’s Department
End of Watch: January 12, 2020
Detective Amber Leist was struck and killed while off-duty after assisting an elderly woman to cross the street. Detective Leist witnessed a woman fall while attempting to cross the street. She got out of her car, assisted the individual to safety and was hit while returning to her vehicle. Detective Leist is the 4th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the first officer fatality from the state of California in 2020.
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