Corporal Darrell Dean McCloud

Corporal Darrell Dean McCloud

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, May 13, 1985

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Darrell Dean McCloud

Corporal Darrell McCloud was killed in an automobile crash at approximately 9:00 pm while on a traffic call.

Another vehicle struck his patrol car at the intersection of N 107th Avenue and W Camelback Road. Several witnesses pulled him from the vehicle and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Corporal McCloud had served with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Bud, I'm so glad you can't see the hatred and bizarre perversions going on now of days. Here's something I ran across, I'm pretty sure you'd like it in light of what some of our elected officials are doing.

Praying for our great police all over this nation. Praying for evil on both sides to be brought to justice. Dear God give us guidance.

Yes... let’s all join in the hatred of all police for the sins of a few. Let’s defund one of the most important public institutions in our countries history. Let’s have all badges removed and allow people to tend to their own safety and security.
But before you do so, Let me tell you about the badge and the thousands of good men and women it represents.
The Badge
This badge ran towards certain death as the Towers collapsed on 9-11.
This badge ran into the line of fire to save the people in the Pulse Night Club.
This badge sheltered thousands as bullets rained down from the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas.
This badge protected a BLM rally that left five officers dead in Dallas.
This badge ran into the Sandy Hook School to stop a school shooter.
This badge killed the Oregon District mass shooter in seconds.
This badge has done CPR on your drowned child.
This badge has fist fought the wife beater who left his spouse in a coma.
This badge has run into burning buildings to save the occupants.
This badge has been shot for simply existing.
This badge has waded through flood waters to rescue the elderly trapped on the roof.
This badge has intentionally crashed into the wrong way driver to protect innocent motorists.
This badge has helped find the lost child so his mother would stop crying hysterically.
This badge has helped the injured dog off the road and rushed it to the vet.
This badge has escorted the elderly woman across the street because she couldn't see well and was afraid to cross.
This badge has bought food for hungry kids because they had been abandoned.
This badge has been soaked in blood and tears.
This badge has been covered by a mourning band to honor those who have sacrificed everything in service.
You may hate me because I wear it. But, I wear it with pride. Despite your hate and your anger, I will await the next call for help. And, I will come running without hesitation. Just like the thousands of men and women across this great nation.
This badge. ~Unknown

John McCloud
John's Auto Service /Brother

August 10, 2020

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