Press Release

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association

LAAPOA Statement on the Passing of Retired Officer Lenny Watts

LOS ANGELES, CA – This week the Los Angeles Airport Police said goodbye to retired officer Leonard “Lenny” Frederick Watts who passed away on February 28, 2016.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to his beloved wife Maria, son London, daughter Julia and his grandson Isaiah,” said Marshall McClain, President of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association.

Officer Watts was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War.  He received a Purple Heart, four Bronze Service Stars and multiple other awards. Watts started his city service in 1972 with the Los Angeles Police Department as a police officer and jailer later transferring to the Los Angeles Airport Police in 1975. He then worked for the LAXPD for another 31 years before retiring in 2006. Watts is remembered for his great love and passion for working patrol as well as his fondness for fast cars, the Dallas Cowboys and his family and friends.

McClain continued, “Officer Watts was a great police officer, valued friend and respected citizen of our community.  We were lucky enough to have known and worked with him.  He will be greatly missed.”