Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ronald Patrick Reagan

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, December 13, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Ronald Patrick Reagan

Officer Reagan,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2023

Ron was a truly good guy.He was the Little Brother of my friend Bob Reagan.When I was in the Navy I was home on leave and went to The Reagnas house.This great big guy answered the door.It took me a minute to connect that this was Ron.I was 6'2" at the time and Ron was looking down at me.I broke out laughing.RIP little bro Ron.I think of you often.

Bob Marjamaa-Civilian

June 12, 2021

Ron was a good guy.I knew him through his brother Bob.I actually knew him when he was actually the "little brother".When i was in The Navy and home on leave I went to the Reagans house and this great big guy answered the door.Ron had grown up.I often think of Ron.RIP little Bro.
Bob Marjamaa 05/12/2021.

Bob Marjamaa Civilian

June 12, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Reagan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2021

Your selfless Andrew courageous actions that day are the true definition of heroism. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 13, 2020

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today, on behalf of HERO Officer Ronald Patrick Reagan.

To his family, friends and colleagues, I am very sorry for your loss!

To Officer Reagan: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

Lorraine Rhodes
Retired Dispatcher/Jailer
Kimberly, AL. Police Dept.

December 10, 2020

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today, on behalf of HERO Officer Ronald Patrick Reagan.

To his family, friends and colleagues, I am very sorry for your loss!

To Officer Reagan: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You ARE NOT FORGOTTEN


Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

November 25, 2020

Ron was one of my best friends even before he joined the Milwaukee PD. We were teenage "hotrodders" who did all the crazy stuff teenagers do. Ron joined the MPD in 1967 and later that year talked me into joining also. We both worked at #7 district where I was a patrol officer and Ron was a motorcycle officer. We often worked together when the weather was bad.
Ron was a huge guy (6'6", 250 pounds plus) but was known around the station as the "gentle giant". We had so many good times together both on and off duty.
On the night that Ron was killed I was working plainclothes on the tavern detail. I saw him at a local night spot (Beneath the Street). He was off duty. He asked me if I wanted to come to his buddy's bar after I got off work but I had to decline because I had court the next morning. I went home at 12:00AM and about 2;30AM I got a call telling me Ron had been killed at his buddy's in a holdup. Since that night 43 years ago I have wrestled with the memory of that night and my thoughts of what would have happened if I had decided to meet him. I will never know but it bothers me the this day. I was a pallbearer at his funeral and that has been one of the saddest days of my life.
REST IN PEACE OLD FRIEND...You are thought of often!!

Detective (retired) Bill Blumenberg
Milwaukee, WI Police Dept.

December 16, 2016

Grateful for brave dedicated men like you who chose to serve and protect us all. You will never be forgotten.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

December 13, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Reagan. Having the the first and last name of a former U. S. President, I can say thank you for your valor and bravery to the citizens of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2014

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 13, 2011

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know that, even after all these years, they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 30, 2009

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

July 24, 2009

You gave your life on my birthday. You have been a part of my life for 22 years. You watch over our family and your 5 grandchildren. You in your passing brought me to your only son. We are most grateful for your blessing. We know our love may only mirror yours for your Linda who sits with you now. We know you walk with Jesus, and you will always show us the way.

Debbie Reagan - Daughter-in-law
Flight Attendant- Delta Airlines

June 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 22, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

Ron has been and always will be remembered at our reunions. Many among the alumni have inquired about Ron and know that God will continue to take care of his family. We miss you still. --Marshall Reunion committee

Marshall High School
graduating classes '64 & '65

April 2, 2007

God rest your soul dad, I know you are with me every time the lights blink. I miss you. I know you watch over us and see the kids, but I wish you could be a part of their lives. Until eternity.... your only son.

fire fighter

March 15, 2007

thank you for your bravery in peace


April 11, 2004

God bless you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten for your bravery.


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