Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1997

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Ronald D. Jeter

Officer Ronald Jeter and Officer Daniel Pope were shot and killed while attempting to serve a domestic violence warrant at 23 W. Hollister Street.

Both officers were in plain clothes and were wearing their vests when they went to the apartment to serve the warrant. During the arrest, the suspect became violent, and a struggle ensued in which both officers were shot. The suspect committed suicide after killing both officers.

Both detectives were assigned to a Christmas robbery task force at the time of the shooting.

Officer Jeter was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for nearly five years. He is survived by his mother, daughter, and girlfriend.

He is buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years, 10 months
  • Badge PS121
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

warrant service

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I remember both of these gentlemen fondly. I used to work the drive through at Provident Bank. They would come through together at times laughing and just cutting up. It’s been years since I have recalled them both. My prayers are for all the first responders and families. My knowledge of the Lord is that he is always there with kindness and open arms. We all have challenges along the way. I am so grateful Heavenly Father chose Jesus Christ to help us find our way home. That has never and will never change.

Chearl McGrath
Caring Friend

November 24, 2023

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