Detective Henry E. Cleveland

Detective Henry E. Cleveland

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 1952

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Henry E. Cleveland

Detective Henry Cleveland was shot and killed when he and other detectives went to the home of a man wanted for a robbery earlier in the day.

The subject's wife and answered the door and informed officers that he wasn't home. As the officers started searching the home subject opened fire from a bedroom, fatally shooting Detective Cleveland in the back.

The man then exchanged shots with officers being being taken into custody. He was convicted of Detective Cleveland's murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison. Upon being released he was murdered by an ex-convict in Austin, Texas, in 1972.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 50 years


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I am currently reading Holloway's Raiders by Captain E.R. Walt. Just finished the section where Detective Cleveland was murdered and aftermath of the trial. I am glad that his story and circumstances surrounding his death are being told.

To his descendants, God sped. Proud of the men who preceded me in this law enforcement calling. Despite the same name, I do not believe I am related to Detective Holloway, however, I would be proud to walk with men like him and Detective Cleveland.

Stay healthy,


Officer John C. Holloway
Columbus Division of Police (Ohio)

May 29, 2019

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