Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud

Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, October 23, 1975

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Richard Lee Cloud

Sergeant Cloud was assassinated by the mob seven months after losing his job with the Tampa Police Department. After losing his job he worked on a federal task force fighting drug dealing and organized crime. He was assassinated when he answered his door at his home in Seminole Heights. The suspect was arrested and executed in the late 1970s.
After his death the Tampa Police Department posthumously reinstated Sergeant Cloud back to Sergeant.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Hello my name is Paris Cloud I would like to pay my respects to all of the Officers out there Killed in The Line of Duty past and present. That go out there every night and put there lives on the line to protect us and our community's i Pray for there safety out there and hope they get to go home at the end of there watch to there families and loved ones. P.S. Please Support The Thin Blue Line of the Men and Women of Law Enforcement Thank You For What You Do And Be Safe Out There. Son of SGT. RICHARD LEE CLOUD END OF WATCH 10/23/1975

Paris Cloud

September 15, 2020

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