Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Cloud

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Cloud

Claiborne County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, August 29, 1898

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Nathaniel Cloud

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Cloud was shot and killed in Tazewell when the friend of a man he was attempting to arrest produced a gun and opened fire, killing him and a bystander.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder June 27, 1899. He was sentenced to death but a year later had his sentence comutted to life. His friend was convicted of complicity in the murder and sentenced to 20 years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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Deputy Sheriff Cloud,
On today, the 117th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Claiborne County.


United States Border Patrol

August 29, 2015

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