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Patrolman Ronald T. Baca

Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1986

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Reflections for Patrolman Ronald T. Baca

Hey boy, think of you often and you will forever be in my heart. Talked to mom yesterday she is doing alright considering the time of year. May God keep you under his watch. Love ya Ron.

RICHARD QUINTANA-SENA
GALLUP PD

December 23, 2015

Patrolman Baca,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gallup. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 3, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 30, 2013

Hey Mijo, been awhile huh? Always thinking of you and you and the familia will not be forgotten. God Bless. Uncle Richard

PATROLMAN RICHARD QUINTANA-SENA
GALLUP PD

May 12, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 3, 2012

Patrolman Baca,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gallup. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

January 3, 2012

my uncle ronnie,i have memories that start at age 5 and that end at the last xmass we spent together in 1985, i am very proud of my uncle,he seemed to allways have a positive playfull wild side towards me and other family members, i use to always make many trips to visit my uncle ron, angie and johnny ray, i regret that i have not been back to see my family in gallup nm, please understand that a part of me was tore out of me when my uncle passed on,the great man that he is i know in my heart that he watches over us everday, uncle ron will be together again,i still can hear his voice, i love you uncle ron.

austin(billy)terrill
nephew

June 22, 2011

Rest well Motor Man. You are never forgotten.

M. Thurmond
Ret. Senior Officer Motor Unit

January 3, 2011

RIP BROTHER
01/03/2011

TRF OFC G V DAUNHAUER
JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF OFFICE

January 3, 2011

Patrolman Baca and family
The Gallup Police Departments memorial for their fallen officers will be on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 10:00 am at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Thank you and God bless you

Anonymous

April 29, 2010

Patrolman Baca, The Gallup Police Department has not forgotten you and the scrafice you made when you laid down your life. GPD will have a memorial in your honor along with five other Officers who gave their lives on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 10:oo a.m. Rest in Peace brother, we are still here for you.
Any family members wishing to attend the memorial, please call me so I can send you an invitation.
God bless you. Linda Garcia

Linda Garcia
City Proseuctors Office

April 20, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 31, 2007

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

My husband Ron loved helping people, especially children. We have two wonderful son's Johnny Ray and Ronald. Johnny Ray is now a Correctional Officer at the age of 23, Ron is a vendor and both boys box for the Gallup Police Dept. Ronnie never had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful father, Johnny had his father for two years of his life. I see Ron every day in both of my sons. I know in my heart that Ron is with us every second of the day, I believe that he is our personal ANGEL. Ron you will never ever be forgotten. I have always been very proud of you God Bless You.

Angela
Ronnie wife Angela

October 24, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

January 3, 2007

I was so proud of my godson, He loved his job and his family. I was shocked when I heard the news of Ronnie passing away, I will never forget that day. I loved Ronnie very much and was very proud to be his godmother. It is so sad that he never got to see his son's grow up, but he will never be forgotten.

(Nana) Linda Villarino


Aunt (Nana) Linda Villarino

May 19, 2006

Ron was my nephew and he was a really good kid. I was happy to see him wear the badge, but everyone in the family was saddened when we lost him. I know he enjoyed his job and he was happy to support his family, so at least he was doing what he wanted. He is sorely missed and we are so proud of him. He is really in peace knowing his immediate family is doing good and have fond memories of him. Rest in peace Ron, you are not forgotten. Uncle Richard

Richard Robert Quintana-Sena
Gallup PD 1970

May 18, 2006

PATROLMAN BACA,
READING YOUR STORY, I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE THE THINGS YOUR WIFE HAD TO HAVE GONE THROUGH. I AM SURE SHE WAS SO PROUD OF YOU, AND MADE YOUR CHILDREN FEEL THE SAME. KEEP WATCHING FROM BEYOND.

DISPATCHER9520
SAUK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT

January 3, 2006

Brother Baca,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

Your spirit lives on in each one of us who wears the uniform. Rest in peace.

January 3, 2005

Officer Baca was a great father, husband and brother-in-law. It's because of my brother-in-law that I became a Sheriff's Deputy. He was proud to be an officer. I am very proud that he was and to me will always be my brother-in-law.

Investigator Diedra M. Gonzales
McKinley County Sheriff Department

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