Patrolman Ronald E. Borg

Patrolman Ronald E. Borg

Wheaton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, November 16, 1966

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Ronald E. Borg

Patrolman Ronald Borg was struck and killed by a train while pursuing a motorcycle on Main Street at 10:10 pm.

The motorcycle drove around the railroad crossing gates at the Liberty Street intersection and Patrolman Borg followed. As he crossed the tracks his patrol car was struck by a Chicago and Northwestern freight train traveling approximately 55 mph.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified but no charges were filed as he claimed he did not know that Patrolman Borg was pursuing him.

Patrolman Borg had served with the Wheaton Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and five sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender No charges filed

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I think of you every day. It has been along time since your passing and it seems like yesterday.
I was so proud of you as an officer and tried to follow in your foot steps but the memories were to strong. I feel bad for Rob and John as they do not have any memories of you.
I will continue to think of you and love you till I see you in heaven.

Ron Borg

October 5, 2020

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