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Narcotics Officer Ronald Edward Dean, Jr. | Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

Narcotics Officer

Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 16, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 551

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/16/1992

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Officer Ronald Dean was shot and killed while serving a drug related warrant.

Officer Dean was a member of a Street Level Interdiction team, which was serving the warrant at an apartment complex. Officer Dean used a battering device to knock down the door and as he and other officers entered the apartment, the lone suspect started firing a .357 magnum handgun at the officers. Officer Dean was struck one time between the side panels of his vest and the bullet lodged in his chest. A second officer received gunshot wounds to the leg. The shooter was shot and wounded by other officers. Officer Dean died about one hour later at the hospital.

The killer was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Officer Dean had been employed with the Shreveport Police Department for five years, and is survived by his wife.

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Still remember it like it was yesterday. Had the pleasure of meeting you & the Sgt. over the Jump out Boys as y'all's team was called. You knew your job had it's dangers, but you loved fighting crime & getting drugs & bad guys off our streets. You will always be remembered & never forgotten. R.I.P. Brother & Thank you for your commitment.

Citizen Tracy Corley
Louisiana
October 31, 2014

 

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