Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 5/7/1969
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Officer Ronald McLeod was shot from his motorcycle and killed when he stopped to question a robbery suspect at the intersection of N. Miami Street and 13th Court. The suspect was captured a week later in Memphis, Tennessee, after a gun battle with police.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death October 16, 1970. His sentence was later commuted to life.
Officer McLeod had been with the agency for nine years and had previously served with the United States Air Force in Japan. He was survived by his wife and three children.