Senate District 32
Sean J. O'Brien
Senator O'Brien To Remember Local Hero During Session
Fallen Girard Police Officer To Be Honored by Ohio Senate
March 20, 2018
COLUMBUS – State Senator Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) will present a Senate Condolence Resolution to the family of the late Girard Police Officer Justin Leo during tomorrow’s Senate session.
“Officer Leo made the ultimate sacrifice during the fulfillment of his duties as a police officer – a sacrifice that we will never be able to fully repay,” said Senator O’Brien. “Still, it is our hope that honoring and remembering him through the presentation of this resolution will provide some small measure of comfort to his family during this tragic time in their lives.”
Officer Leo, 31, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident just after 10:00 p.m. on October 21, 2017. The suspect was then shot and killed by a second officer at the scene.
“In addition to protecting the citizens of Girard, Justin constantly gave back to the community in many different ways, including as a youth baseball umpire, as a basketball coach and as a member of St. Rose Church,” said Senator O’Brien. “We always need more people like that in our community – a fact that makes his loss even more devastating. All we can do now is remember him in any way we can and continue to do our best to support the men and women who put their own lives on the line to protect ours each and every day.”
The resolution honoring Officer Leo, which is officially numbered Senate Resolution 324, has been adopted by the Ohio Senate. A similar resolution has been already adopted by the Ohio House of Representatives.
A live-stream of the presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at
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