Daniel S. Cleveland

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Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
July 10, 1924
Location of Death: 
Meridian, MS

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent Daniel Cleveland and local officers were returning to a still they had previously seized to destroy it.  As they approached, the Pickett brothers were lying in ambush and shot and killed Agent Cleveland.  The local sheriff returned fire, wounding one of the brothers.  The Pickett brothers were taken into custody and later tried and convicted of Agent Cleveland's murder.


Agent Cleveland joined the Prohibition Unit on April 16, 1923, with an annual salary of $1,500.


Agent Cleveland was born in Mississippi.  He was survived by his wife, Gertrude.

Associated Artifacts: 
Death Certificate of Daniel Cleveland
Personnel record of Daniel Cleveland
Last Reviewed September 23, 2016