Hero Down: IMPD Officer Shot & Killed Responding to Domestic Disturbance

IMPD Officer Breann Leath
IMPD Officer Breann Leath, 24, was a mother, served in the Army National Guard, and as a member of IMPD's 16th Recruit Class had been with the department for two years. Leath's mother is a long-time emergency dispatcher for the Marion County Sheriff's Office and her father is a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy.

April 9, 2020 – In Breaking News – Fox59

IMPD Officer Breann Leath was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic disturbance call on the city’s east side Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to the 1800 block of Edinburge Square, which is just southwest of 21st Street and North Franklin Road, around 2:50 p.m. for a domestic disturbance.

When officers arrived at the apartment, someone inside fired shots. Leath and a woman inside the home were hit by gunfire.

Leath died at the hospital.

(An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call on the city’s east side Thursday afternoon. Courtesy of RTV6 The Indy Channel and YouTube. Posted on Apr 9, 2020.)

“She heard the call and went toward that which could do her harm because she knew if she didn’t, harm may come to others,” Mayor Hogsett said.

Leath, 24, was a lifelong Indianapolis resident, and she wanted to be a police officer ever since she was a child.

She was a graduate of Southport High School, and she served in the Army National Guard before joining IMPD two-and-a-half years ago.

She was the mother of a young son.

Leath grew up in a law enforcement family—-her dad is a deputy sheriff and her mother is a control operator with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

(IMPD Officer Breann Leath was killed in the line of duty. WTHR pays tribute. Courtesy of WTHR and YouTube. Posted on Apr 9, 2020.)

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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Leath, both blood and blue.

Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of Indianapolis, with pride and distinction. Our hearts are heavy with your loss. You will not be forgotten.

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