DALLAS – Constable Cleo Steele died today after complications from heart surgery.
Steele was one of the first African Americans to graduate from Southern Methodist University School of Law, and he was also one of the first attorneys to sign a petition supporting the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District in the early 1970s.
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Darlene Ewing issued the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened at the unexpected passing of Constable Steele. Our community will miss this longtime public servant.”
“The Dallas County Democratic Party family lifts up the Steele family in our thoughts and prayers tonight and extends our condolences to his loved ones and many friends and colleagues.”