Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ronald D. Seymore

Bellefonte Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, October 19, 1971

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Reflections for Police Officer Ronald D. Seymore

Always Remembered and Never Forgotten.

Kim Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

October 19, 2017

Uncle Ronald I am the grandson of your Sister Mary Seymore, But now Condron. Because of you, i want to become a police officer just like you were. You have inspired me, to become one when i get a little older. You lost your life to fight and stop crime to keep people safe, and enforce the law.

Christian Condron
Great Uncle

May 23, 2017

I have just recently learned of this page. I say down today and pulled my dad's page. I have been reading all of the reflections posted and it brought me to tears. Right days after my first birthday he was taken from us. This page is wonderful. I am so glad I have been able to read everything all of you have said.

Dad I know you are my angel watching over me.

Janet Seymore
Daughter

December 31, 2016

I am the daughter of officer Seymore. Sadly I had just turned a year old when my father was taken from us. It is sad that a man who wanted to help protect and serve his community can be taken from us, because of that I never had the chance to know my dad. I am told, truly believe, that he was a wonderful man.
I wish for no family to loose a loved one.
To all of the men and women who put that uniform on daily... Thank you for all you do.

Janet Seymore (Callen)
Daughter

December 31, 2016

I didn't know Officer Seymore. I was 7 years old and attending the catholic school there when he was killed. Being a temporary transplant from Alabama, I enjoyed my couple of years in Bellefonte. But, this incident was probably the first time I was exposed to tragedy, and the first time I ever considered bad guys could do bad things to the good guys. He was the "dad" to one of my classmates, and while I didn't know him....I remember the heartbreak we all felt trying to understand and trying to help our friend (Officer Seymore's daughter) find a way to get through the tragic loss. I still feel that sadness for my "friend" today when I think of Bellefonte. I hope life has been kind since then, and I hope they have found some peace. Thank you for your service Officer Seymore.

Paul Gore

November 5, 2015

I worked with Ron he was a wonderful human being..his murder was senseless. 2015

Gloria

September 22, 2015

The "DIAMOND GANG" of Bellefonte will always remember Officer Seymore as a friend.
We were young high school kids that liked to gather in front of the courthouse near the fountains and drink beer and just have some fun.
Although we were not old enough to drink, as long as we didn't create any problems, "SNEAKERS", as we affectionately called him, would just tell us to keep the noise down and get rid of our trash before we left.
Things were so different then.
He was a very special sort among those who wore the badge in the era of the late 60's early 70's.
I was in boot camp at Parris Island when I learned he was killed. Needless to say, I was deeply saddened.
I just found this site today and thought I would write.
I have never forgotten him.

DW
CITIZEN

May 7, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 19, 2011

Ron, It's been nearly 30 years since that horrible day. As you know you are thought of and missed everyday. They say time heals all wounds, but to this day I can't talk about it without being overcome with emotion. I think often of the last time I saw you. You were late arrivng with Linda and the kids for the family picnic. I left for home a few minutes after you arrived. Didn't get any time to talk, never iimagined it would be the last time I would see you alive. I was leaving in the morning to complete my technical trainig at lackland AFB. How I wish I had taken the time to make sure you knew how proud I was of you. You were a great brother and I hope the kids know how much they meant to you. Most people will never know the kind of person you were, but there is no doubt you were one of the best.

Bill Seymore
brother

May 16, 2011

It's that time of year again having special time set aside to Remember all who protect and serve. You however are still remembered everyday. I want to thank you for having a legacy that we will always remember by stories told, read or memories.

Cindy
Daughter-n-Law

May 12, 2011

Another year of remembrance of your fellow Nation Wide Officers and remembrance of you. Though you have gone; your memory is not forgotten! Your spirit is among us and we miss you dearly.

Love your daughter- n- law

Cindy

May 14, 2010

Officer Seymore;
Though we never meet, I feel I know a lot about you. I know that you are very much missed by your family and friends. I am honored to be part of your family. I know that you are with us in spirit and will always be remembered in our hearts. I am very blessed to be married to your youngest and to give you two grandchildren. This of course is in addition to what you already have. Your son and I feel your presence as you look down on all of your family and I know you would be very proud. And by the way before I go..your grandson and grandaughter says, "Hi" and finally we all love you!

Anonymous

May 8, 2009

You are remembered today and everyday as a hero. You will never be forgotten

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

December 19, 2008

Officer Seymore,
The days have passed...but you are not forgotten. I pass by your memorial placard on the spot where you paid the ultimate sacrifice,every day. I have heard the story and read the file. Many, many times. Your partner on the
Diamond that day (you would be pleased to know) has a grandson with our department today. A very good officer. He would have done what his grandfather did without a second thought. We display your picture and have a scroll from the National Memorial in Florida of your name, in our station.
You are in our thoughts..daily...you are not forgotten.
Detective Rickard, Bellefonte PD.

Detective M.A. Rickard
Bellefonte Borough PD

May 27, 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
Sergeant
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

January 15, 2008

Here we are again one year later still honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

This writer hopes that "life in prison" means life in prison

vandenberghe
manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord Bless your family.

October 19, 2006

Remembering you always, especially today! Rest in peace, a hero never dies.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 19, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 19, 2004

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. You are indeed a hero. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 19, 2004

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