Police Officer Ronald Leon DeHerrera

Police Officer Ronald Leon DeHerrera

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, April 1, 1997

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Ronald Leon DeHerrera

Police Officer Ronald DeHerrera was killed and another officer was injured when their patrol car was struck by stolen vehicle.

Officer DeHerrera had just graduated from the academy the day before the incident. The two officers were heading to the scene of a car prowler as the suspect was heading in their direction in a stolen Ford Mustang. The suspect struck their patrol car in an intersection at an estimated 95 mph.

Officer DeHerrera was in the passenger seat and suffered massive head and internal injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on April 1th, 1997. The other officer suffered minor injuries and made a full recovery.

The suspect was denied parole for the fourth time in January 2004.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 26, 1997
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Denied parole in 2003

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It's been a long while since I've visited this page. You cross my mind often and touch my heart in a sad special way!
Today we buried another child! Your cousin Luke was only 28 and 6 years old in 1997 when you left us. That makes 7 of our children. I told one of your aunt's...we cant loose any more kids. The hardest thing s mother does is to bury her child! You never get over it but learn to go forward with purpose and with dignity.
Your birthday is coming up...I dont forget! Give my love to all your cousins...all of you Fly With The Angels!
Love, Aunt Chris

ChristIne Borrego

October 12, 2018

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