Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud was assassinated in 1975.
Tampa Police - Sergeant Richard Cloud was fired from his job as head of the department's Vice squad in March of 1975. He continued his pursuit of drug dealers and organized crime without a badge, working with a federal task force.
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Seven months later, Cloud, 33, was shot in a mob-financed assassination after answering the door of his Seminole Heights home. The Tampa City Council re-instated him to the police force posthumously. A wife and two sons survive him.
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