Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1997

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Reflections for Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

I'll never forget that night at the hospital. Seeing your gun handed over to one of the traffic Officers. I'll never forget that moment. Their were at least 50 of us in the waiting room and the other 1450 of us looking for the person that did this to you. I'll never forget what happened that night it will stay with me until the day that i die. But now that you are gone I know that I must go out there and fill the shoes that you once wore. You are the reason that I go out eveyday and do what you took such pride in doing. You have been an inspiration to all of us now and in the future. Yes you maybe gone, but you will never be forgotten. You did what few were wiling to do and you did it with pride. For those of you that read this message do not cry. Smlie and do your job the way Ron did because thats the way Ron would have wanted it. Spc Jeter you are a hero amongst heros and you fill never be forgotten.

Ohio Police Officer

May 4, 2006

It's been 8 years since I stood saluting your funeral procession. I must admit it was very impressive of all those Cincinnati cruisers going to your final resting place here in Columbus.You were loved by the people that worked beside you on the streets of Cincinnati and those who you protected. Although you were from Columbus and working as a Cincinnati Police officer, you were not just a loss for them but for the whole world. You are truly missed by your family and friends. May you and Ofc. Pope rest in peace.


January 28, 2006


Officer Jim Gilbert
Columbus PD

December 24, 2005

Words will never say the job that these did for each and every citizen in the Greater Cincinnati area. You insipre us even though you are gone. It's been 8 years, but that does not make it any easy. God Bless you Ron and I know that yourself and Officer Pope are in a better place and know we miss you!!!

Michael Doddy-Civilian
Green Township

December 7, 2005

We competed against each other at rival high schools and grew up in the same neighborhood and then became Brothers in Blue. It's been seven years and still hard to believe. Miss seeing around in the old neighborhood from time to time.

Officer Frank F. Blacksher
Springfield (Ohio) Police Department

December 9, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Jeter.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 13, 2004

Ronald your loss is as great today as when we lost you Brother. You are remembered.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 6, 2004

On angels ...

"The wings ain't anything but a uniform that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
Taken from Tom Sawyer, written by Mark Twain

You're not forgotten ...
December 6, 2003


December 8, 2003

The night you were killed, I was serving a Felony D.V. warrant. The radio crackled with "two officers killed....BOLO for...". I attended yours and Dan's funerals. Something I pray I never attend again. Thank you for your service. A hero forever, never to be forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

October 19, 2003

We in the Greater Cincinnati area have gone over 10 years without losing a fellow officer in
the line of duty. During this time, our community/police relations have been relatively good,
until recently. Within the past year, Police officers in the City of Cincinnati and the Greater
Cincinnati area have been the subject of intense scrutiny over actions, and decisions made by
them in the performance of their jobs. It has been trying for us all. With the recent tragic
loss of P.O. Pope and Spec. Jeter, the outpouring of support and grief from the entire
Tri-State community has been overwhelming for all in the law enforcement community who feel we
have lost 2 members of our family. Dan Pope was a friend of mine with whom I worked with before
either of us became police officers. His friendly smile, warm handshake, and quick wit will be
what I will always remember. They say that the Lord works in mysterious ways...and even though
we are struggling at the loss of our brothers at this most difficult of times, it would be a
lasting tribute to their memories that the community take note of the fact that we have
feelings, we hurt, and we care about the communities that we serve. This would be an
appropriate legacy to 2 officers that, in a short period of time, touched the lives of those
they came in contact with both personally, and professionally.

This is a profession that we do not choose, but on that chooses us...We will think of them
often......and they will be with us always.....

Sergeant Scott Middendorf
Springfield Township Police Department, OH

Here, I stand again, as the casket of a fallen brother(s) draped with the American flag makes
its way past the tear filled eye's of the officer(s) & families left to deal with the pain of
life without a father, husband, friend, & brother.

I watch as a sea of car's, lights rotating/flashing in a show of unity for a friend who paid
the ultimate sacrifice. I watch as civilians stand to the side of the road, praying & paying
respect as the procession passes.

I listen as officer(s) fire their weapons in a 21 gun salute, and watch as the family, and
other officers jump, as this reminds them of the last sound heard by our fallen brothers.

At last, as tears stream down the faces of the mourners at the grave, we watch as the officer(s)
are layed to rest, and say our final farewells to these our brothers.

I reflect, and remeber:

  All gave some

  And some gave all

  Some stood through

  For the red, white and blue

  And some had to fall

  And if you ever think of me

  Think of all your liberties

  And recall

  Some gave all. (unknown writer)

To all my brothers/sisters, may god be with you each and every day, and remember, we are a part
of the largest family in the world, and when one hurts we all hurt.

To Dan & Ron, though i knew you not, you will never be forgotten, because you were my

Officer John MD Schumate
Cleve's Police Division, OH

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

Everytime i come to this sight i always find that im saddened to see another Brother or Sister fallen because of a cowardly act of violence which could have been prevented.As today we live in a society that one is killing the other.....My Prayers go out to Splst.P.O Ron Jeters family and every one at Cincinnati Police Division

Amanda Burchfield
Police Acadamy Recruit

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