Officer David Nicholas Ronk

Officer David Nicholas Ronk

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Monday, June 15, 1987

David Nicholas Ronk

Officer Ronk was shot and killed while attempting to serve a court order. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Ronk's service weapon and fatally shot him.

The man was apprehended and sentenced to life.

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

Most Recent Reflection

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I was lucky enough to know Dave before he became Officer Dave. I spent the
Summer of 1978 on Oahu and helped Dave put the roof on their home at Kahuku. From the roof one afternoon, we saw that Velzyland was breaking so we put our hammers down and grabbed our boards for a session. Only a surfer, like Dave, would do that. As thanks & payment for my help, Dave made an Island Surfboard for me and I was so proud to carry that board home with me to Florida. When I got word that Dave had been killed in the line of duty, I was shocked. And, to this day, whenever I hear that another brave officer has fallen, I always think of Dave and Betty and the kindness they showed to me. The thin blue line is getting thinner everyday. Rest in Peace, Dave. May God watch over and protect all those who serve.

Joe Rodrigues

Joe Rodrigues

November 14, 2016

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