Police Officer Ronald Hearn

Police Officer Ronald Hearn

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 1988

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Ronald Hearn

Police Officer Ronald Hearn was shot and killed while working the metal detector at the Bronx VA Hospital in New York City, New York.

As a man walked through the metal detector the alarm was set off. As Officer Hearn approached the subject the man pulled out a gun and shot Agent Hearn. Although he was wearing a vest the shot entered his side between the two panels.

At the time of the shooting Veterans Affairs Police officers were unarmed and were not supplied vests. Agent Hearn's brother-in-law, New York City Police Officer Charles Davis, was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1996. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4268

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New York
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Hearn you made more than a sacrifice to your family, friends, and department. You have made the case thatcVeterans Affairs Police need the right to carry firearms to properly protect themselves and others. At this time the City of New York still denies NYC Hospital Police the right to carry firearms because the department is only 1% Caucasian or Asian American. Police Officers should never ever be denied the proper tools to do their duties because they aren't Caucasian or Asian American.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedm
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

January 18, 2019

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