Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Youngstown State University Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1996

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Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Police Officer Skip Renda suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a foot pursuit of several juveniles.

He was found unresponsive in his patrol van approximately 30 minutes after failing to respond to radio calls. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Renda had served in law enforcement for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 37

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, juvenile offender

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Officer Renda,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 16, 2021

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