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Trooper Delmond Edward Rondeau | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon

Trooper

Delmond Edward Rondeau

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Paroled in 1959

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Trooper Delmond Rondeau was shot and killed by a burglary suspect he was attempting to arrest.

Trooper Rondeau noticed a burglary in progress across the street from the Hood River police station. When he attempted to apprehend the suspect he was shot and killed. The suspect was apprehended after leading officers on an 80 mph vehicle pursuit and a foot chase.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He escaped from prison in 1949 and formed a burglary gang. He was arrested in Pierre, South Dakota, on August 28, 1950. He was returned to Oregon to continue his sentence but was paroled in 1959.

Trooper Rondeau had served with the Oregon State Police for four years.

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May you rest in peace fellow brother of the "Thin Blue Line"

Sgt. David Boitz, Ret,
Oregon State Police
December 4, 2016

 

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