Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Ronald K. Wells

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 6, 1967

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Reflections for Patrolman Ronald K. Wells

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Ronald K. Wells of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 6, 2021

Patrolman Wells, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 5, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Ronald K. Wells of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 6, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 6, 2018

My father, Jimmy Flanary, was an officer for the Dayton police at that time. Even though I was a small child, I remember how this devastated my father. I believe he was there when it happened. For a brief time, we only knew an officer had been shot. We did not know who it was. My heart goes out to the Wells family. I have thought of this often. Please know, that your family member is remembered and honored for his service. It could have easily been my father. I worried about him being shot every time he left the house for his shift. God bless your family.

Mrs. Pamela Flanary Daniels
daughter of officer Flanary

April 7, 2016

Even though he was an Officer for a short time, he was still part of the brotherhood and always will be....THANK YOU OFFICER WELLS FOR YOUR SERVICE, GONE BUT NOTFORGOTTEN

Retired Officer R M Brockman
Dayton P D

April 6, 2016

I just recently found this site and would like to thank those responsible for the creation and maintenance of it. It is a comfort knowing our brother is remembered, and that this story may help in preventing another such tragedy.

I always thought it ironic that when we were young, our father often cautioned us about pointing our toy guns at each other, saying someday we might do that with a real one. Which is exactly what happened, but by another officer.

I will always be grateful for the month we had between the incident and his death. I spent many hours in the hospital with him and was surprised to find he forgave the man who was responsible. It helped ease the pain.

We were close, and I think of him often.

Roger Wells
Older brother

January 22, 2012

The story of Officer Ronald Wells has been a lesson taught to many new comers and the veteran officers already have learn. You do NOT horse play around when ever you have a weapon on your person. ACCIDENTS can and will happen. Officer Wells was and still is a hero and a teacher to many of officers when we make them read this story for the first time. We salute you Ronald Wells and thank you for you are still saving lives.

William Pennywitt
Former Sheriff's dept. affiliate

December 27, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 42nd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 38 years after you were accidently shot.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 6, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

To the family of Patrolman Wells,
I would have been 10 years old living in Dayton when your loved one passed away. I am now 50 living in Florida. Gone but not forgotten is your loved one.


February 24, 2008

You gave of yourself so others could be safe and secure in our community, thank you. Rest in peace.

Ofr. Will S. Wright
Dayton Police

August 27, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Patrolman Wells, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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