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Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma | Garland Police Department, Texas Garland Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Ronnie Ray Lerma

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, September 21, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 174

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Lerma was killed after being struck by a van during a traffic stop. As Officer Lerma was reaching over his motorcycle to get out his ticket book the van pulled into the median and struck him, throwing him down the highway. The van also struck the vehicle which Officer Lerma had pulled over, pushing it into oncoming traffic and killing the driver. The driver of the van was injured in the accident and admitted to the hospital.

Officer Lerma is survived by his wife and two children.

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17 years ago today we lost a Hero. Thank you Officer Lerma for your service. You are truly missed by so many. You are still an American Hero.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept
September 21, 2015


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