Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 551
Incident Date: 12/16/1992
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Suspect: Sentenced to life
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.