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Leslie Shay
Full Name
Leslie Elizabeth Shay
Deceased, KILOD
Marital Status
1 & 2
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
57 episodes (see below)
Portrayed by

Leslie Elizabeth Shay was a Paramedic assigned to Ambulance 61. Shay was killed in the line of duty in May 2014.


Leslie and Kelly Severide are roommates. She tries to help Severide with an injury, but it begins to break down their friendship, to the point where Shay threatens to move out. The two have a strong bond, however, and despite the hardships endured by them both they manage to stay good friends. After Clarice takes the deal from her husband and his lawyer to move to New York to be with the child she leaves Shay heartbroken once more. Shay wants a child and asks Severide if he will be the father after failing to find a suitable sperm donor. It is suspected that they do harbour a slight attraction towards one another, but not much as Shay stands for herself as a lesbian. She starts supplying her roommate Kelly Severide with painkiller drugs for his injury, potentially risking her career. She is almost discovered for this when there is a report that a bag of said drugs had gone missing.

She regularly pushes for Kelly to see a doctor about his arm, and when she discovers the true nature of his problem, prompts him to tell Chief Boden because of its severity and potential risks to both himself and his colleagues.

While on a call with Gabriela Dawson, Shay is seriously injured when a car slams into the back of a stationary Ambulance 61. She is treated at the hospital and later released.

Leslie identifies as lesbian, something Peter Mills discovered when the other firefighters tricked him into making a pass at her. She was previously in a three-year relationship with a woman named Clarice, who eventually left her only to marry and have a child with a wealthy man. This seems to have instigated the commitment issues her coworker Gabriela observed in her.

Gabriela Dawson is Shay's partner on Ambulance 61. They are often seen together and have experienced pivotal plot moments together, such as the collision involving their ambulance. They comfort and help each other in many situations which is a testament to their strong friendship.

Death of Leslie Shay Edit

In reference to the episode: "Real Never Waits".

Chief Boden's wedding ceremony is interrupted when Fire House 51 is called to a building fire. Shay and Dawson follow Squad 3 into the building, where they find an injured male and begin administering care. Seconds after Shay switches places with Dawson, an explosion occurs and fatally injures Shay.

Memorable QuotesEdit

  • (To Mills): "Peter Mills, are you gay? Because I am."
  • (To Dawson): "It's not too late to switch teams."
  • (To Kelly about Clarice): "Turns out, I may have overestimated her lesbianism."
  • (To Dawson about Mills): "Ugh. Marry him."

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Appearances
"Pilot" "Mon Amour" "Professional Courtesy" "One Minute" "Hanging On"
"Rear View Mirror" "Two Families" "Leaving the Station" "It Ain't Easy" "Merry Christmas, Etc."
"God Has Spoken" "Under the Knife" "Warm and Dead" "A Little Taste" "Nazdarovya!"
"Viral" "Better to Lie" "Fireworks" "A Coffin That Small" "Ambition"
"Retaliation Hit" "Leaders Lead" "Let Her Go" "A Hell of a Ride"
Season 2 Appearances
"A Problem House" "Prove It" "Defcon 1" "A Nuisance Call" "A Power Move"
"Joyriding" "No Regrets" "Rhymes With Shout" "You Will Hurt Him" "Not Like This"
"Shoved In My Face" "Out With A Bang" "Tonight's The Night" "Virgin Skin" "Keep Your Mouth Shut"
"A Rocket Blasting Off" "When Things Got Rough" "Until Your Feet Leave the Ground" "A Heavy Weight" "A Dark Day"
"One More Shot" "Real Never Waits"
Leslie Shay is also seen countless times during Season 3 in the form of flashbacks mainly from Kelly.

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