Police Officer James Ronco

Police Officer James Ronco

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 1916

James Ronco

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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