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 plainclothes 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 had served with the agency for nearly five years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his mother, daughter, and girlfriend and 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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service, both military and police, and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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