Police Officer Ronald F. McLeod

Police Officer Ronald F. McLeod

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, May 8, 1969

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Ronald F. McLeod

Officer Ronald McLeod was shot from his motorcycle and killed when he stopped to question a robbery suspect at the intersection of N. Miami Street and 13th Court. The suspect was captured a week later in Memphis, Tennessee, after a gun battle with police.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death October 16, 1970. His sentence was later commuted to life.

Officer McLeod had been with the agency for nine years and had previously served with the United States Air Force in Japan. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 7, 1969
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Officer McLeod. I was a young boy but I read about what happened and remembered it well. Sad. Always a Miami hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 8, 2020

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