Sergeant Ronald H. Phillips

Sergeant Ronald H. Phillips

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, January 26, 2004

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Ronald H. Phillips

Sergeant Ronald Phillips suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to free his patrol car after it became stuck during a snow storm.

After several attempts of trying to move it, he called for a tow truck. When the tow truck arrived eight minutes later, the driver found Sergeant Phillips suffering from cardiac arrest inside the patrol car. He was transported to Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center where he died a short time later.

Sergeant Phillips had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Department for five years, and had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He had previously served as chief of police of Syracuse Police Department, Ainsworth Police Department, and Minden Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 9413

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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my darling husband you are never forgotten. We now have 2 great grandchildren, and I would love to see your face when they come here for the holidays! I miss you so much, A brave officer died yesterday and as always I think of the family and how they will try to carry on without the center of their lives anymore. I hope you are with my brother and father and the others who have gone to your side since you left. Take care of them for me til I see you again.

jennifer phillips

June 21, 2019

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