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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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Wow! 101 years ago. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Sergeant L Simonson
Tampa PD
May 27, 2017

 

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