Patrolman Ronald E. Pope

Patrolman Ronald E. Pope

Prichard Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, August 12, 1978

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Ronald E. Pope

Patrolman Pope was ambushed and shot and killed while getting into his vehicle at a club. He was shot by a suspect seeking revenge for a previous encounter with the officer. The suspect was arrested but later released due to a lack of evidence.

Patrolman Pope had served with the agency for 7 months. He was survived by his sister.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Ronnie worked my shift that night.
Ronnie was not only a great friend but a great cop even though he only had 7 months in

Edward Wadsworth, patrolman Prichard

February 6, 2021

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