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Trooper Donald Charles Cleveland | Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Trooper

Donald Charles Cleveland

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Trooper Cleveland was shot and killed during a traffic stop near Lafayette, Louisiana. The suspect had just been released from prison for a murder he committed while he was a juvenile. The suspect was sentenced to death and was the last prisoner to be executed by the electric chair in Louisiana.

Trooper Cleveland had served with the agency for 1.5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Its sad that this happened, a cop murdered and sending a 17 year old killer to the chair (legal in 1990), at least your killer showed some remorse before his death. Thank you

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July 30, 2016

 

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