Corporal Ronald Lee Fewell

Corporal Ronald Lee Fewell

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, March 16, 1983

Ronald Lee Fewell

Corporal Fewell was responding to a domestic disturbance where shots had been fired. He was the first to arrive at the location and as he exited his vehicle the suspect fired a .16 gauge shotgun, fatally striking him. The suspect had also shot his wife and then shot himself after he shot Corporal Fewell. The suspect had been arguing with his wife over whether to let their 18 year-old son use the family car.

The subject was convicted of first degree murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

Corporal Fewell was 24 years old and had been with the Sheriff's Office for seven years. Prior to becoming a Deputy Sheriff, he had been an Explorer for two years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and a twin brother, also a Lee County Deputy Sheriff.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Serving life sentence

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I just want to say that my father is Dale Connolly, Sr., the man who killed Ronald Fewell and that as his daughter, I am forever sorry for his actions that night in 1983. There are truly no words that can ever express our familys sorrow at the actions of my father that night. I'd like to say thank you, Ronald for responding to my mothers aid that night and while I never knew you, you have always remained a hero in my heart.

deena connolly smith
daughter of the killer

September 19, 2018

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