Sergeant Ronald Eugene Kelley

Sergeant Ronald Eugene Kelley

Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, November 20, 1995

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Ronald Eugene Kelley

Sergeant Ronald Kelley was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in Arizona. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Sergeant Kelley had served with the agency for 20 years and had previously served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he received the purple heart. He is survived by his wife, five children, mother, and brother.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 263
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Sgt. Kelley,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 20, 2020

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