Patrolman Ronald R. Ebeltoft

Patrolman Ronald R. Ebeltoft

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 6, 1981

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Ronald R. Ebeltoft

Patrolman Ronald Ebeltoft and Patrolman Harry Tiffany were shot and killed after responding to a dispute between two neighbors over the placement of a rose bush on Crandell Street.

During the dispute, one of the men assaulted the other. As both officers were standing outside of the suspect's home the man snuck up behind them and opened fire with a rifle, killing them both.

A SWAT sniper later shot and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Ebeltoft was a U.S. Navy and National Guard veteran. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1344
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Patrolman Ebeltoft.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2021

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