Police Officer Ronald Patrick Reagan

Police Officer Ronald Patrick Reagan

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, December 13, 1973

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Ronald Patrick Reagan

Officer Reagan was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery at a local bar while off-duty. He was inside of the bar when three men entered and announced a holdup. Officer Reagan drew his off-duty weapon and identified himself, at which point the third suspect, who Officer Reagan had not seen, shot him. As he lay on the ground all three suspects shot him several more times.

All three suspects were convicted of Officer Reagan's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Reagan had been with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Your selfless Andrew courageous actions that day are the true definition of heroism. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 13, 2020

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