Officer David Nicholas Ronk

Officer David Nicholas Ronk

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Monday, June 15, 1987

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David Nicholas Ronk

Officer David Ronk was shot and killed while attempting to serve a temporary protective order at a home at 87-636 Farrington Highway.

He located the man hiding inside of a closet in the home. A struggle ensued during which the man was gained control of Officer Ronk's service weapon and fatally shot him. The 19-year-old man was apprehended and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Ronk was survived by his wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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Yes I knew Dave personally I bought a Island surfboard from him that was one of my best boards I ever had it was beveled and channeled pin stipe underneath I've never seen such an awesome shape like his I remembered I used to go watch wrestling at Neil Blaisdell Center with my grand parents every Wednesday night's my friend's went once only to find out the next day they all got arrested for braking in a surfboard shop and stealing surfboards and I was shocked they ripped off Island surf shop that's where I bought my board. See my family never thought us kids to be bad but nevertheless my friend's they were all on probation for ripping off Dave's shop so stupid doing s*** like that some of them went to juvenile hall me I went surfing and another thing I want to mention that Clyde Pinero who shot officer Dave Ronk was my friend too oh yeah I was in OCCC back in the day for being bad. But what had occurred I'm sure it was an accident but only God knows and only God can judge if I still had Dave Ronks Island Surfboard I would cherish it to the day I die he was my friend too RIP Officer Dave Ronk and thank you for making me my awesome Island Surfboard it was only few that he made I'm also sure he shaping boards in Heaven and surfing for all eternity save some waves for me A Hui ho

Orlando K Spencer Jr

July 24, 2021

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