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Police Officer James Ronco | Tampa Police Department, Florida Tampa Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

James Ronco

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, May 27, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Ronco was shot and killed by a female prisoner who had just escaped from the police station. While he was transporting her back to jail she grabbed his gun and shot him twice. He was able to regain control of the weapon and shot and killed the suspect as well. It was determined that the suspect was under the influence of heroin and cocaine.

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Officer Ronco,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tampa.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 27, 2016

 

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