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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My wife Carolyn was in the recruit class when you passed away - you were an inspiration to her as both an officer and a person as well. She later became friends when your wife Betty. I visited the police memorial in Honolulu yesterday as reflected upon you and other officers who sacrificed your lives - my deepest appreciation.

Larry Radel

February 2, 2023

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