Auxiliary Deputy Ronnal Ralph Stanley

Auxiliary Deputy Ronnal Ralph Stanley

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 31, 1983

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Ronnal Ralph Stanley

Deputy Stanley was shot and killed following a foot pursuit, after a traffic stop, through a wooded area. Deputy Stanley had caught up to the suspect, but during the ensuing struggle the man was able to obtain control of his service weapon and shot him.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years. He was paroled in 2004.

Deputy Stanley had served with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for 9 months.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 2004

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

August 31, 2020

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