Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1997

Ronald D. Jeter

Officer Ronald Jeter and Officer Daniel Pope were shot and killed while attempting to serve a domestic violence warrant.

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 5, 2017

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