Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud

Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, October 23, 1975

Richard Lee Cloud

Sergeant Cloud was assassinated by the mob seven months after losing his job with the Tampa Police Department. After losing his job he worked on a federal task force fighting drug dealing and organized crime. He was assassinated when he answered his door at his home in Seminole Heights. The suspect was arrested and executed in the late 1970s.
After his death the Tampa Police Department posthumously reinstated Sergeant Cloud back to Sergeant.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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I never Met Sergeant Cloud but If there is anyway I can assist in the families hope for re admittance for a moving testimony, It's that people must have respected your father. One man that could open his door to anyone must have been a good man I feel angry at the Mob and This is a coward act. It's a shame that those other's involved couldn't have shown more well mannered leadership in there ranks. Than to go after a Officer of the law considering that. They claim there's so called laws in the Costra Notra. Hi Paris My name is Barry I was used as a child in a Homicide TPSD Cover up in the early 80's and I feel that these incidents may be connected in a large way I started in Toronto Ontario, Canada's Bomb Squad then transferred into the Task force, I left the force willfully but my life was desecrated by the sudden uprise in gangs in the 2000's. But I found a new Beginning as a painter a father and a motivator in the business world. I plan On also writing a number of books. Good Luck and be happy your friend from Canada, Barry K. Slimmon

Constable Slimmon
Task Force 05\20\1996-Oct 12 th 1998

April 18, 2017

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