Police Officer Ronald L. Tracey

Police Officer Ronald L. Tracey

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1981

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Ronald L. Tracey

Police Officer Ronald Tracey was shot and killed with his own weapon after being attacked at the intersection of Monroe Street and Baker Street.

He was handling a traffic accident when an unrelated person came up behind him and attempted to disarm him. During the ensuing struggle, the suspect was successful in gaining control of his weapon and shot him twice.

The suspect was convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison. He was paroled in January 2014.

Officer Tracey had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 2014

accident scene, ambush

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Ron I think about you more and more the older I get. You were my Uncle and my best buddy. I think about what you would have been like as an adult because you were taken away at such a young age 28. I wonder if you would have had children and how the dynamics of our family would have been different if you were still alive. I remember so clearly the horror of the night we were told about your death and how I felt such rage over how a lowlife stole your life from us in such a careless senseless act that would leave such a void in so many of our lives thereafter. Just recently that lowlife was given parole to walk the streets freely again while your family and friends still mourn your loss. I miss you. I miss the memories of you and I miss the thousands of more memories I could have made with you. We all cherished the short time you had with us and we will always carry you in our hearts. Love you.

Lorraine Odom Brown

May 8, 2016

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