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Police Officer Ronald Leon DeHerrera | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

Police Officer

Ronald Leon DeHerrera

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 1, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 3/26/1997

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Denied parole in 2003

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Police Officer Ronald DeHerrera was killed and another officer was injured when their patrol car was struck by stolen vehicle.

Officer DeHerrera had just graduated from the academy the day before the incident. The two officers were heading to the scene of a car prowler as the suspect was heading in their direction in a stolen Ford Mustang. The suspect struck their patrol car in an intersection at an estimated 95 mph.

Officer DeHerrera was in the passenger seat and suffered massive head and internal injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on April 1th, 1997. The other officer suffered minor injuries and made a full recovery.

The suspect was denied parole for the fourth time in January 2004.

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RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

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March 14, 2017


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