Police Officer Ronald Wayne Davis

Police Officer Ronald Wayne Davis

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 1991

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Ronald Wayne Davis

Police Officer Ronald Davis was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a domestic violence call at the Meadowbrook Apartments.

As Officer Davis exited his patrol car, the suspect exited his car at the same time and shot at him over the roof of the vehicle, striking him in the upper torso several times.

His partner returned fire but did not strike the suspect. The suspect was later found hiding behind a car in the area and committed suicide upon being discovered.

Officer Davis, a U.S. Marine corps veteran, had served with the San Diego Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1733
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide


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I’m walking today in a 5K walk in Clermont, Florida to remember the fallen heroes.
I remember the day my former husband (he is still with the SDPD) telling me Officer Ronnie Davis was killed in the line of duty.
It was a day difficult time for the department as one cannot imagine.
Now I’m just remembering him on this day. At the time I had not served in the Navy and did not recall he was a Marine as well.
Semper Fi and Rest in Peace and blessings to your family.

Gail Wisniewski, LCDR, MSC, USN (ret)

February 24, 2024

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