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- Nov. 01, 1950 -
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White House Police Force Agency Patch
Resided: DC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 01, 1950
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 40 yrs. of age
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Dept: White House Police Force
DC   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 15 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: DC   USA   Wed. Nov. 01, 1950
Summary: Officer Leslie Coffelt was shot and killed when two Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to shoot their way into Blair House, the temporary residence of President Harry S. Truman, in Washington, DC. One of the suspects was shot and killed by Officer Coffelt and the other was caught and sentenced to prison. The suspect who was arrested was pardoned after serving only 25 years and was deported to Puerto Rico, where he died in 1994.

Officer Coffelt was a WWII veteran and had served with the White House Police Force for 15 years. He had previously served with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department from 1929 to 1936 and from 1941 to 1942 . He was survived by his wife and daughter and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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