Policy Academy loses longtime instructor in motorcycle accident

BRITTANI PFAU
Co-Executive Editor

Memorial services for Leslie (Les) N. Ferguson, II, East Texas Police Academy instructor, were held July 2 in Dodson Auditorium.

Ferguson was killed in a motorcycle accident June 27 at Interstate 20 and Texas 31.

Prior to the service, about 100 Blue Knight Riders from across Texas and Louisiana escorted Ferguson’s family from Fellowship Baptist Church in Longview to the auditorium. Ferguson had served as vice president for the motorcycle group.

Multiple police and fire departments from around the area and the Longview Fire Pipe and Drum Corps attended the service.

In 1990, Ferguson was hired at KC’s East Texas Police Academy where he served as an instructor for a little more than three decades. His 33-year-career included service with several area police departments in multiple positions including White Oak, Lakeport, Longview, the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and others.

Ferguson is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pam Ferguson; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Jededia Dennis of Hallsville; two sons, A1C Chase Ferguson and Les Alex Ferguson of Longview; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother and step-father, Barbara and Pete Wilson, of Longview; and five siblings, including Michael Ferguson, KC Police Academy instructor.

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