Patrolman Ronald K. Wells

Patrolman Ronald K. Wells

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 6, 1967

Ronald K. Wells

Patrolman Ronald Wells was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer who was playing around in the city jail at 335 West Third Street.

He succumbed to the wound approximately one month after the incident.

Patrolman Wells had served with the Dayton Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Friday, February 24, 1967

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My father, Jimmy Flanary, was an officer for the Dayton police at that time. Even though I was a small child, I remember how this devastated my father. I believe he was there when it happened. For a brief time, we only knew an officer had been shot. We did not know who it was. My heart goes out to the Wells family. I have thought of this often. Please know, that your family member is remembered and honored for his service. It could have easily been my father. I worried about him being shot every time he left the house for his shift. God bless your family.

Mrs. Pamela Flanary Daniels
daughter of officer Flanary

April 7, 2016

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