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- Sep. 30, 1951 -
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Elberton Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: GA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 30, 1951
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Elberton Police Dept.
GA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 5
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: GA   USA   Sun. Sep. 30, 1951
Summary: Patrolman Cleveland was shot and killed after he and two other officers responded to a home on Wilson Street to investigate a report of a suicidal man. The suspect had came home drunk and ordered his family out of the house. When the officers arrived Patrolman Cleveland and another officer walked to the front door. Patrolman Cleveland opened the screen door and told the man to put the gun down but was struck in the head by a shotgun blast fired by the man.

The suspect then walked to the back of the house and committed suicide.

Patrolman Cleveland had only served with the Elberton Police Department for 6 months. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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