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Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma

Ronnie,I'm sitting here trying to find the right words to express how proud I am to have been your friend. I hav'nt left a reflection untill now because I knew my words will never be able to express the loss we all felt at 10:51 Sept 21st,1998. We all miss you and think about you often. Thanks for always being there,and for being my buddy and partner. I just wish I could've been half the Officer you were. Keep watching over us my friend. I know that you do.


September 21, 2006

It has been 8 years since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as your loved ones will keep your memory alive as will the Blue Family. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones. My thoughts are with them on this day.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 21, 2006


It's been eight years! You are in my thoughts all the time. I smile every time I see your wonderful daughters. You would be so proud of them both! They are great.

Know that many people were touched by you in so many ways. Your memory is strong and lives as does your influence. Keep a watch over us all Ronnie!

S. Jones
Dallas S.O.

September 21, 2006


Your girls came by tonight and they are not babies anymore. They are young ladies and you would be proud of them. I will call your folks tomorrow and let them know that we still think of you and them. Keep watch over us Ronnie. I know your having a better Christmas up there with God than we are down here.


December 24, 2005


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

(Author: Unknown)

December 24, 2005

Dear Ronnie
I miss our visits. The day we buried you, I adopted a little dog at the Emergency Animal Clinic who was destined to go to the City for euth. due to her injuries. Needless to say, before the end of my shift she went home with me and has been in excellent health and I think you every time I see her. Her name is "Penny Sue" I miss you Ronnie...tina

Tina Faulkner, "Nurses Office"
City of Garland

December 8, 2005

Ronnie, it has been seven years now. I still find it hard to accept that you are gone. At times it does not seem real. I think of you often my friend. You are greatly missed. You have touched so many while you were here with us and you will never be forgotten! KHeep an eye out for us down here brother!

Your Friend

September 21, 2005


I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last


July 10, 2005

On behalf of the members of Blue Knights Missouri Chapter VII, we send our sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Lerma.

Chapter President

St. Louis City Police

July 4, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.


January 26, 2005

May God grant you eternal rest and bring peace to your family.

January 5, 2005

It just does not seem like it has been six years today Ronnie. You are truly missed by so many. You touched so many people in ways that will never be forgotten. Today I will think about you once again while I smoke a cigar, think about how you were such a great friend. Make sure you smile down on us today buddy for we are smiling knowing you are in a great place.

Sr. Sgt. Steve Jones
Dallas SO

September 21, 2004


I sure do miss you buddy! I miss all those great times we solved the worlds problems while smoking a cigar! I miss the times we worked together all night in that squad car putting bad guys in jail! You were the best partner anyone could ever ask for Ronnie. Most of all you were the best friend I ever had, or will have! Keep and eye on all of us down here buddy!

Sr. Sgt. Steven W. Jones
Dallas Sheriff's Department

May 16, 2004

I have just found out about this site from a retired Miami PD officer friend of mine. The first person I thought to look up was Ronnie. Ronnie and I were friends in high school at Lanier High in Austin. I was saddened by his death as I have been by fellow officers we have lost here. I remember Ronnie best on our JV football team. We both wanted to be starting center and had to battle it out. We had fun....God Bless Ronnie

Sr. Officer Jim Riley
Austin Police Department

I will always remember Ronnie protecting the, "laws of the great state of Texas", as he always used to say.  Ronnie was a very big man, but had a heart as big as the state in which he served.  I know that Ronnie is with all of his friends in motorjock heaven.  Until we make briefing together one day up there at the "main station",  keep a eye on all of your brothers in blue down here on earth.

Clint McNear
Garland PD

Motorcycle Traffic Officer Ronnie Lerma is, and will always be missed by all of the officers, friends, and family. Gods speed Ronnie.

Officer Kelly Wilkerson
Garland Police Department

I had the pleasure to attend the Dallas Sheriff's academy back in the early '80's with Ronnie, as we both started in law enforcement. He had such a winning personality, everyone associated with him back then knew that his career in this field would be a long and happy one. Happy it was....
We miss you Ronnie.

Rick Jones


I was saddened to hear you were taken from us and doubly so to hear the way it occurred. I remember many runs together, Too Low tickets, that huge riot baton, and a myriad of other things. We had some fun and The Great State of Texas will never be the same without you. Hope you sleep in peace.

A Friend.


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