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Patrolman Donald E. Ronnebaum

Covington Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, July 26, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald E. Ronnebaum

I work with Don Ronnebaum and he is the son of the fallen officer. He is in his 70s and he told me about his father today and how he died. It saddened me to hear this story. Also it saddened me about the fact that his life insurance did not get paid out to the family when that happened and that Don said his mom ended up losing hers husband's pension so she ended up selling there home. I want to thank him for his service but Don the son did not like the city of covington or did not want nothing to do with that city after his father was killed in the line of duty after theu did not receive death benefits. I want to say thank you for your service. Your not forgotten patrol officer Don Ronnebaum

SSG Fortner
Friend of a family member

May 22, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 26, 2018

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


United States Border Patrol

July 26, 2018

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Ronnebaum. Your valor and integrity won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2017

He was my grandfather. He was taken away 4 years before I was born. I wonder what life would have been like with him around. I meet people all the time who hear my last name and ask if I am related to him. When they find out I am his grandson, they smile and then the stories start. Usually start with "he pulled me over when I was a kid and called my parents." People always speak very highly of him and how he was always doing the right thing taking care of the community.

Michael Ronnebaum

April 30, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 19, 2013

Don and family,
God Bless and thank you.

Sergeant Mark W. Knipper

August 31, 2007

Patrolman Ronnebaum,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Covington.


July 26, 2005

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