Deputy Sheriff Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Deputy Sheriff Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Carver County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 1973

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Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Deputy Sheriff Ronald Kalkes and Deputy Sheriff Richard Lura were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train as they responded to a call.

The collision occurred at the Zemble Street crossing in Chaska, Minnesota.

Deputy Kalkes had served with the Carver County Sheriff's Department for three years. He was survived by his father and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 245

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

response driving

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Ron….50 years ago tonight as a new mother I was putting my son down to bed when my husband came home and gave me the news of your accident. I lost a childhood friend that night as well as a former English teacher in Dick Lura. Memories came flooding back of horse back riding at your “ranch”, ice skating and forever games of “crack the whip” at the “clayhole”! Dick, you were a great English teacher! You both loved working for the CCSO! I started in January 1979…It would have been great working with you two! Rest in peace my friends. EOW 11/28/73 Pam R

Manager Administrative Services Pam R
Carver County Sheriff’s Office

November 29, 2023

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