Officer Raymond Cleveland

Officer Raymond Cleveland

Poughkeepsie City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 25, 1969

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Raymond Cleveland

Officer Raymond Cleveland suffered a fatal heart attack while escorting a woman to jail from a local tavern. The woman was able to slip out of her handcuffs and kicked Officer Cleveland. He collapsed while trying to subdue the woman.

Officer Cleveland had served with the agency for 27 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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It's been almost 51 years and the pain and hurt is still heavy in my heart .this was my grandfather and I never got to meet him .just the story's of what a wonderful man he was as a father grandfather and husband and police officer.he gave his life and there is nothing that will ever stop the missing him or the remembrance of his condolence to any family that has lost a family member of the police force.there brave act of courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.true heros and they will never be forgotten.

Kathleen r Cleveland

August 14, 2020

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