Conservation Officer Ronald Lee Brandt

Conservation Officer Ronald Lee Brandt

South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, South Dakota

End of Watch Thursday, December 20, 1979

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Ronald Lee Brandt

Conservation Officer Ron Brandt was killed in an automobile crash when his vehicle struck a tractor-trailer head-on on East Rice Street in Sioux Falls at about 7:30 am.

A vehicle driving in front of Officer Brandt struck a truck and Officer Brandt braked to avoid the accident. His vehicle slid into oncoming traffic and struck the second truck.

Officer Brandt had served with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks for six years and was assigned to Sioux Falls as the Assistant Regional Supervisor. He is survived by his wife, son, and parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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CO Brandt your sacrifice is not forgotten as we come off of the most unique Police Memorial week since its inception. We hold the line and continue to honor our fallen. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. I hope the woods and waters of heaven are plentiful.

Conservation Officer Dekker
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

May 24, 2020

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