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Officer David Nicholas Ronk | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii


David Nicholas Ronk

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Monday, June 15, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Ronk was shot and killed while attempting to serve a court order. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Ronk's service weapon and fatally shot him.

The man was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Officer Ronk was survived by his wife.

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I was lucky enough to know Dave before he became Officer Dave. I spent the
Summer of 1978 on Oahu and helped Dave put the roof on their home at Kahuku. From the roof one afternoon, we saw that Velzyland was breaking so we put our hammers down and grabbed our boards for a session. Only a surfer, like Dave, would do that. As thanks & payment for my help, Dave made an Island Surfboard for me and I was so proud to carry that board home with me to Florida. When I got word that Dave had been killed in the line of duty, I was shocked. And, to this day, whenever I hear that another brave officer has fallen, I always think of Dave and Betty and the kindness they showed to me. The thin blue line is getting thinner everyday. Rest in Peace, Dave. May God watch over and protect all those who serve.

Joe Rodrigues

Joe Rodrigues
November 14, 2016


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