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Federal Prohibition Agent Daniel S. Cleveland | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

Federal Prohibition Agent

Daniel S. Cleveland

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, July 10, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Mississippi

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Federal Prohibition Agent Daniel Cleveland was shot to death in a moonshine raid eight miles outside of Meridian, Mississippi.

Agent Cleveland and other officers had returned to the still site to destroy the equipment but were ambushed by two brothers. The county sheriff returned fire, wounding one of the brothers. Both brothers were arrested and charged with Agent Cleveland's murder.

Agent Cleveland had previously served with the Meridian Police Department.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
July 10, 2012

 

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