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 New 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 on June 27th, 1899. He was sentenced to death but one 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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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