Petty Officer Ronald Gill

Petty Officer Ronald Gill

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, March 25, 2007

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Ronald Gill

Petty Officer Ronald Gill was killed when he was ejected from his patrol boat while conducting maritime homeland security operations in Puget Sound, Washington.

He was pulled from the water, transferred to a waiting ambulance, and transported to Harbor View Medical Center. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Petty Officer Gill had served as a reservist with the Coast Guard for 4 years and was assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, parents, and a brother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident
  • Location Washington

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I think of you often although we met only briefly on that day in Seattle. It has been 13 years now and I still remember the sun, the sound of our teams on the radio, and the feeling of being out on the water. I wish I could have done better, that I could have saved you that day. I will forever be sorry I could not do more. Every year, a wreath is laid in the water out by the ferry docks - you will always be remembered. My only prayer is that I have lived well enough to do right by you.


June 12, 2020

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