Recently Fallen Hero


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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15 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Our prayers and support are with the Brother & Sister Officers of Detective Leist along with her family. She died saving an elderly person. Her sacrifice will never be forgotten. Guard the streets of Heaven until we get there.

  2. The mark of a person is when they do good deeds for others, even when they are not expected to. Det. Leist was stellar as a person. Our hearts go out to her Family and Blue Family.
    Rest my Sister in Blue.

  3. Your good deed will always be remember. Rest in peace Det. Leist. Prayers and support to family of Det. Leist and brothers and sisters in Blue.

  4. We are very sorry that this happened to Officer Amber Joy Leist.
    Thankful that she most likely saved the life of the elderly lady…
    (but sorry that she lost hers, in the process…) With love, from Utah !!!

  5. Please accept my sincere condolences on the tragic loss of Detective Amber Joy Leist.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her fellow officers, family, and friends. May Detective Leist Rest in Peace.

  6. My most belated heartfelt condolences go out to the family members as well as all of her fellow officers of detective Amber joy leist for her unselfish act of helping a fellow human being that needed her assistance at the time,so very sorry to know that it cost her ,her life by either a disracted,drunk,or just speeding motorist that wasn’t paying attention so many officers have been killed recently by such accidents we all need to slow down more and not be in such a hurry to get anywhere to avoid such tragedies. May St Michael guide her soul before God Almighty and may he allow her soul to enter the kingdom of heaven their for her soul to rest forevermore thank you for your service RIP.

  7. All Law Enforcement Officer losses are horrible, but this one breaks my heart because Detective Leist was performing such a simple, yet magnificent gesture of goodwill, only to lose her life in the process. May God wrap his arms around you with his deep love, and I pray that Detective Leist’s family and friends can find peace and comfort at this difficult time. Our family is mourning your loss and we want to thank Detective Amber Joy Leist for her fine service. May she RIP.

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