Police Officer Ronald F. McLeod

Police Officer Ronald F. McLeod

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, May 8, 1969

Ronald F. McLeod

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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 7, 1969
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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It was my extreme privilege to have known Officer McCleod. We both are Miami Edison grads. We are all very proud of Ron! I'll never forget his warm smile and sense of humor! To the sons and grandsons, know that you come from good stock! I shall never forget him ! GOD'S BLESSINGS!

Thomas Jackley, retired Postal Service,
Fellow Edison graduate

July 4, 2018

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