Leland was born in Lester, New York, the son of Asa C and Fleeta Leland DeGraff. He was a veteran of the US Army and following his discharge. Joined the New York City Police Department. He married Ann Marie Eller and the couple made their in New York and moved to Florida Following Lelands retirement. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, 2/14 at the Funeral Home Chapel.