ShareThis Page

Retired Allegheny County police officer scores fourth-day win on 'Jeopardy!'

Jeff Himler
| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Retired Allegheny County Police Officer Dave Leffler won again on “Jeopardy!” on Thursday.
CBS Television
Retired Allegheny County Police Officer Dave Leffler won again on “Jeopardy!” on Thursday.

Retired Allegheny County police officer Dave Leffler continued his winning ways Thursday during his fourth day as a contestant on”Jeopardy!.”

The Pittsburgh man’s correct questions to the TV game show’s answers boosted his winnings from $81,202 to $100,102 and earned him the right to defend his title again on Friday’s broadcast.

Leffler bested Samir Patel, an anesthesiologist from Chicago, and Pat Berwick, a retired technical editor from Houston.

The lead revolved among the three contestants early in the game, but Leffler pulled ahead with a run of correct responses in categories concerning mountains and religions.

Leffler added $900 in the game’s final round, for a day’s total of $18,900, after correctly listing Iran as a country that is “mistakenly called an Arab land.” Patel had the same correct response but couldn’t catch up to the champion.

On Friday, Leffler will face Staci Huffman, a certified public accountant from Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Nick Wawrykow, a graduate student from Ann Arbor, Mich.

When host Alex Trebek asked Leffler what he does now that he’s retired, Leffler said he’s found that others who preceded him into retirement and reported being just as busy “were right all along. There are so many things come along that you never had time to attend to before.”

Leffler is a volunteer for Working Warrior Foundation , a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit founded by a Marine to help veterans find jobs and get food assistance.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me