Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Police Officer Ronald Lawrence Ball | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

Ronald Lawrence Ball

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, February 8, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # 5711

Cause: Bomb

Weapon: Explosives; Pipe bomb

Offender: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Ronald Ball and Detective Arleigh McCree were killed while attempting to defuse two booby-trapped pipe bombs. The officers, both members of the Bomb Squad, were called to a home that was being searched in connection with a shooting. The officers conducting the search located the two pipe bombs in a garage and called the Bomb Squad to the scene. While examining the devices the officers determined they were booby trapped and moved all of the other officers away from the scene.

As Detective McCree and Officer Ball attempted to defuse the bombs they detonated, killing Detective McCree instantly and fatally wounding Officer Ball, who succumbed to the wounds at a local hospital several hours later.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Detective Arleigh Eugene McCree
Los Angeles Police Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, February 8, 1986
Cause: Bomb

View all 23 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Ron and Arleigh,

As a bomb technician I appreciated working with you both and it brings me to a very bad place thinking of your passing.

Randy Lantz, Sergeant
University of California Police, Berkeley
June 16, 2016

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths