Served with Essex Police from 6 July 6 1972. He joined Essex and Southend-on-Sea Joint Constabulary on 6 July 1972. His aptitude for motor transport and driving brought him to the attention of the Traffic Division and he was posted to Chelmsford Traffic. On Thursday 20 June 1996 he was on routine motorcycle patrol on the B1019 road near Ulting, known as Doe’s Corner, when he was in a collision with a lorry. He subsequently died from his injuries at Broomfield Hospital on 20 June 1996.
Served with Essex County Constabulary from 23 April 1923. He joined the Royal Navy as a fifteen year-old, serving from 27 September 1915 until his 23rd birthday. After leaving the navy he worked briefly as a kitchen hand at The London Hospital, Whitechapel Road in Bow, before joining Essex County Constabulary on 23 April 1923. He died on Sunday 20 June 1943, aged 43, at Durban in South Africa whilst serving as Petty Officer Regulating C/M 40309 on the depot/repair ship H.M.S. Wayland, Royal Navy.
Served with Essex County Constabulary from 6 November 1935. From Headquarters he was posted to Romford from 21 December 1935 and then Harold Wood from 20 November 1936. Subsequently Leonard moved back to Headquarters where he remained until leaving the service on 26 October 1941. The following day he joined the Fleet Air Arm. He died on Friday 26 June 1942 whilst serving as Leading Airman FX/88496 at H.M.S. Goshawk, Royal Navy.