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Officer Ronald Manfred Wood | West Jordan Police Department, Utah West Jordan Police Department, Utah

Officer

Ronald Manfred Wood

West Jordan Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Monday, November 18, 2002
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Reflections for Officer Ronald Manfred Wood

 

Some say god gave us all a responsabiltiy that we must take care of on earth and in heaven. I think god made you a soldier for both worlds.

A soldier of heaven. Keep up the good work...

Officer Eldridge
West Jordan Citizen
August 23, 2006

I expect no one to understand what we do and why we do it.
We are men amongst men. We live hard and die young.

I didn't know you personally. But I know the spirit within.

Your younger brother is a friend. World class person he is.
You would be proud. Oh yeah, you already were...

Go find Charlie, Timmy, Manny, Al, or either Sean.
They will tell you of me. They will take care of you.
Good people. Great people. Unreal people.
Heaven veterans. See you all someday soon.

Det. Thomas Michaels, New York City Police Departmant

Det. Thomas Michaels
NYPD
May 21, 2006

Officer Wood your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in Gods Care now. May you rest in peace brother..

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept....Clarksville, Tennessee
February 15, 2006

Hey there uncle. Hows things going. It's been 3 years now. I think about you every day, especially over here. I miss you so much. I'm so proud of you for your service. When i get home i'm planning on going to the accademy. We'll see what happens after that. I love you and will never forget. Heres the poem that was handed out at your service. I have it hanging up on my wall where ever i go, along with you picture.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
ah yes, these thing i too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
don't lengthen in now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, he set me free.

Later, LUV your Nephew DAVE

Spc. Bawden
U.S. Army
December 4, 2005

Dear Ron Wood's family, I am the daugther of Det. Percy Clark, killed in the line of duty Jan. 11,1973, while on stake-out in the Ave's. We miss our father with evey breath we take, evey day of our life's we think 'what could have been". My son was also murdered on March 3th,2001, again I wonder "what life would be like with them both still alive. Please, if their is anything I can say or do for you or your family, please e-mail me. I understand, Kathy Clark Koester

Kathy Koester daugther of Det. Percy L.
February 17, 2005

Ron and Family,
It's been over 2 years and I still miss you my friend.
Time doesn't pass without you being on my mind. We hired on together as new Police Officers with WJPD and you were a friend of mine from day one. I think of you and your wife often, and my prayers are with you both.
I was looking at this site and was so honored by the people who had left messages. Most of which didn't know you, but they are still taking time to pay their respects to a man who deserves it. I am so touched by these massages, I am thankful to everyone who shows my friend such respect.
I miss you Ron, I'm guessing you are watching over all of us, please take time to look in on me, I need it.
Thanks for your friendship,
Dale

Detective Dale Anderson
LVMPD
December 19, 2004

We remember you.


November 19, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.


November 18, 2004

Today...marks an awful anniversary.
Today...brings too many tears.
Today...I pray for your families.

FOREVER...I salute you!





Michigan
November 18, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police we extend our condolences to the family of Officer Ronald Wood and the members of the West Jordan Police department. It is in his memory that we continue on.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police
November 18, 2004

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Anonymous

"Knock On Wood"

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)
August 29, 2004

Woody - You were a treasured friend and I looked to you as not just an exemplary cop but a role model on how to approach life. I think of you often and miss you. God be with you, your fellow West Jordan police officers and your loved ones.
7P116

Detective Eric Anderson
West Valley Police, Utah
August 3, 2004

Ron, You will never know the impact you had on my life. We never met but you have changed me. I think of you often as I begin my shift. I think about you everytime I hear or say the phrase " Knock on Wood". You are still missed Ron. 7M72. Watch over our other brothers who are still here, walking their beat.

Officer Willden
Weber State University
April 13, 2004

"Woody",

Some people talk about how they remember where they were, and what they were doing when President Kennedy was shot. As for me, I will always remember where I was when I heard that a West Jordan Police Officer was killed. Throughout the course of POST, many West Jordan Police Officers have taught our classes and practical application scenarios. They are all great people. They talk about you still which just goes to show what an impact you made on all your their lives. Even though I never got to meet you, I look up to you just like I do all the other WJC Police Officer's I know. May God be with You and your Family throughout their lives. Thank you for your Honor, Courage and Dedication to all of us!

Utah POST Graduate Nicholas Lindsey
Utah Peace Officer Standards & Training Class 043
March 12, 2004

I just want you to know you are not forgotten..Just today 2/22/04 there was an article in the salt lake tribune about your fellow detective's looking for those responcible in a non direct way of your death..That gun shopuld not have been in that boys hand.. and for that people must answer for thier wrongs... God watch over you and your family ..I know for one i will never forget...

Robert Arrington
Anytown
February 22, 2004

Even thousands of miles abroad, I can feel the pain this tragedy leaves in your hearts. God bless Officer Wood and the people he loved!

Officer Stadelmann
Hannover PD, Germany
January 1, 2004

Ron, It's been just over a year since you were taken from us. Our F.O.P. lodge planted a white oak tree at the spot where you fell, as a memory to your life and service. Rest in peace, brother.

Detective Brent Jex
West Jordan Police Department
December 2, 2003

It's been a year Ron. We still think of you! May God still bless your wife and family. We love you Ron!

Your Friends In Cali
November 19, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, November 18, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Officer Ronald Manfred Wood who died on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Wood's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC
November 18, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, November 18, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Officer Ronald Manfred Wood who died on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Wood's sacrifice will never be forgotten.


November 18, 2003

Ron, I meet you only a few months before your death.You were a great help in Motor school and Iwill miss you. I know you will be rideing a Harley on the streets of heven.

God bless you Motor Officer Wood you did your job well..

Deputy Mark Lowther
Weber County Sheriff's Office
October 1, 2003

This man gave the ultimate gift to us all, so that we can go on living in peace and harmony. Words can scarceley state how tragic his loss is, and in times like these we can all take courage from this brave officer's actions. The sincerest condolances are passed on behalf of my service and collegues. Never give up on the good fight.

Constable Peter TAYLOR
Queensland Police Australia
September 8, 2003

God Bless You
Rest in Peace

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Constable Pct 2
September 1, 2003

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL FAMILY,FRIENDS AND THE
ENTIRE W.JORDAN COMMUNITY ON THIS TRAGIC LOSS. AS A FELLOW OFFICER EACH DAY WE PUT ON OUR UNIFORM WE KNOW THAT THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE MAY BECOME A SAD REALITY.

P.O.ROZSAY
MTAPD NYC
September 1, 2003

Officer Wood was selected by God to Serve and Protect. Only the Good Lord knows who this lesson is for, and the purpose of this tragic event. May God give his family peace and comfort.

Detective P. Lydon
N.Y.P.D.
August 31, 2003

 
 

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