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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P.O. Borg & family, I have never forgotten the sacrifices you all made have to grow up without a father. I worked to a plaque in your dad’s honor displayed in the lobby of the Wheaton PD nearly 20 years ago. I left Wheaton in 2004 to accept a Chief of Police position in Central Illinois but I have never forgotten you all.

Chief of Police Jim Kuchenbecker
Bull Shoals, Arkansas Police Department

November 16, 2021

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