Officer Ronald R. Wainscott

Officer Ronald R. Wainscott

Santa Barbara Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1931

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Ronald R. Wainscott

Officer Ronald Wainscott was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of De La Vina Street and West Haley Street while he was responding to an emergency call.

As he entered an intersection his vehicle broadsided another vehicle. The call he was responding to turned out to be a false alarm.

Officer Wainscott had served with the Santa Barbara Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Wainscott,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Barbara.


United States Border Patrol

January 12, 2021

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