Special Officer Ronald P. Kleber

Special Officer Ronald P. Kleber

Middletown Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, October 23, 1982

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Ronald P. Kleber

Special Officer Ronald Kleber was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic.

The driver was immediately arrested and charged with death by auto, DWI, and other offenses. The 26-year-old driver was only convicted of drunk driving. He was fined $250 and lost his license for six months.

Officer Kleber had been with the Middletown Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 340

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Fined $250.00

Impaired Driver, directing traffic

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40+ years has passed but it seems like it was just yesterday. For the brief time I had you, you taught me so much. The love and friendship you gave me always made me feel special and is something that I always hold close to my heart. I'll never forget our ice cream dates and calling Mom a chicken while we were updated down clacking away upside down on that roller coaster. I still have my chair you redid, your handprint is still there in the paint! There's been some challenges but I want you to know I'm doing my best in integrity and in my own way of serving to make you proud. I wear my memorial bracelet everyday with your name on it on my left wrist because it is closer to my heart. My heart aches whenever I see another from the blue family paid the ultimate sacrifice. I know so deep what the pain feels like for their family. I pray for each of our officers and their families daily. No one should ever have to feel that type of pain. I am so grateful for all the comments people have posted over the years here in regards to you and I thank them each with my whole heart for taking the time out to post. I love you always. Your daughter, Sandy

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Ronald P. Kleber


February 16, 2023

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