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

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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Brother Ronald Hearn is a hero in my book. The liberal and cop hating administrators of the Health & Hospitals Corporation follow the same belief that the Veterans Affairs used to. How many sacrificial lambs have to be slaughtered before changes are made. Brother Ronald Hearn you stood proud for all Hospital Police Officers in the United States.

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

March 19, 2018

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