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Officer Ronald Sheffield | United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government

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Ronald Sheffield

United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, September 21, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1380

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Michigan

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Officer Ronald Sheffield was shot and killed while responding to a call for a man with a gun at the metal detectors at the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit, Michigan.

Security at the building had been increased dramatically in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York City and the Pentagon. The subject, who had been waiting in line to go through the security area, pulled a .357 caliber handgun from his bag and shot Officer Sheffield when he attempted to approach him.

Other officers returned fire and wounded the subject before taking him into custody. The building housed several federal law enforcement agencies.

On March 21st, 2003, the killer was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison with no possibility of parole.

Officer Sheffield was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by his two daughters.

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A great officer, and loyal friend to many, we will miss you.

Corporal Harry Greene
FPS Retired result from line of duty injury 1997
January 12, 2017

 

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