Patrolman Ronald E. Pope

Patrolman Ronald E. Pope

Prichard Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, August 12, 1978

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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Alabama Patrolman Ronald E. POPE ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You and your dedicated comrades of the Prichard Police Department of Alabama.

another grateful citizen

August 12, 2015

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