Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma

Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1998

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Ronnie Ray Lerma

Officer Lerma was killed after being struck by a van during a traffic stop. As Officer Lerma was reaching over his motorcycle to get out his ticket book the van pulled into the median and struck him, throwing him down the highway. The van also struck the vehicle which Officer Lerma had pulled over, pushing it into oncoming traffic and killing the driver. The driver of the van was injured in the accident and admitted to the hospital.

Officer Lerma is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 174

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I miss you brother. It's been over 24 years since you were put out of service. "Animal 1711"

Assist. Chief T. Sleavin
Golden Valley, MN PD, former Garland PD Officer #195

February 19, 2023

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