Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma

Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1998

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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Ronnie...we just celebrated our 40 year Lanier High School Reunion. Sure wish that curly haired boy with the twinkle in his eye and always a smile on his face could have been there with us. You wouldn't know any of us, we've all aged...LOL You were always so kind and such a good person. Thank you for always keeping watch and for a job well done.
We Raise Hell, But We'll go to Heaven - Cuz We're the Class of 77" You already are there see you on the other side.

Nancy Wilkins
High School Friend Class of 77

September 27, 2017

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