Deputy Sheriff Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Deputy Sheriff Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Carver County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 1973

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

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Deputy Sheriff Kalkes,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carver County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 28, 2017

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