Trooper Delmond Edward Rondeau

Trooper Delmond Edward Rondeau

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, April 25, 1947

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Delmond Edward Rondeau

Trooper Delmond Rondeau was shot and killed by a burglary suspect he was attempting to arrest.

Trooper Rondeau noticed a burglary in progress across the street from the Hood River police station. When he attempted to apprehend the suspect he was shot and killed. The suspect was apprehended after leading officers on an 80 mph vehicle pursuit and a foot chase.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He escaped from prison in 1949 and formed a burglary gang. He was arrested in Pierre, South Dakota, on August 28, 1950. He was returned to Oregon to continue his sentence but was paroled in 1959.

Trooper Rondeau had served with the Oregon State Police for four years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1959

arrest attempt, burglary

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Trooper Rondeau,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oregon, And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 25, 2022

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