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Deputy Sheriff Ronald Mark King

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ronald Mark King

Rest In Peace. You are in my thoughts every day, Ron.

Tony Spurlock, Undersheriff
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Castle Rock, Colorado

August 16, 2012

Dad, on July 14th I got married… In true fashion I colored my hair (blue and green) and had boots for my wedding shoes. I thought of you all day and how lucky I have been to have you in my life. My best friend made me a necklace with your picture engraved on it, I wear it every day. I know you were looking down on me that day and smiling. Some of your family made it even though it was out of state. This august is your ride and Kim’s boyfriend and family will be riding it in. To remember not only who you were but everything to did for your community, family, friends and at the end that meant giving your life. This year has had many surprises and has been life changing. Your oldest Kim is about 10 weeks pregnant, and I can’t help but wonder what kind of grandpa you would have been. I am sure the favorite! Recently another motorcycle officer lost his life in the line of duty, such a loss will not be forgotten, it was hard to watch as it remedied me of you but my heart is with the family who lost their loved one. Every day I thank god we have people protecting us from harm. I miss you and love you.

Amanda Joy Smith

August 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter Amanda and your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 21, 2012

Still miss your smiling face and quick humor! Think of you often.

Take Care,


April 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy King. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Dad, this weekend was your birthday! I did better this year than most others. We enjoyed watching your favorite movie Blackbeard’s Ghost. I can’t help but wonder how much hair you would still have left or if it would all be gone by now. I think about what you would like for my coming up wedding and what colors you always looked good in. So I picked green and blue. I think of you every day and miss you very much. You left a greatness behind that can never be replaced, however with the greatness you have made many lives better and much happier. I find peace knowing you are in a better place.

Amanda Joy King

December 19, 2011

It has been 12 years since we saw your smile or heard your voice. Those who loved you still do. Those who missed you still do. You made a hand print on our souls. I know how much you loved law enforcement; how proud you were of the Douglas County Sheriff's office and being a part of it. Still missing you.


May 22, 2011

To my DAD.
I remember you every day. How you always encouraged me and was proud in everything I accomplished the sky was my limits in your eyes all I had to do is work for it. I remember you cheating at every game you could get your hands and being one of the funniest people to watch while playing any video game, I also know you were a pin ball champ (I dont know how but I am sure you cheated somehow). You did not like camping but loved movies ice cream and playing jokes on anyone that was around you. For an awkward little girl who had very little faith in herself you were the best! I live my life knowing I have made you proud and that I am a reflection of you. I miss you every day but remember your strength and your ever living love of everyone in your life and I live every day hoping that I find the same strength and kindness you encompassed in your life.

Amanda Joy King

May 20, 2011

Hey buddy,
I sure miss the good times we shared. I signed up for the motor unit because of you. I will never forget the Wednesday before (last time I saw you.) You and Chris came up to motor school to spend the day with me. We had a blast running the courses and riding the bikes hard like we all love to do. I was honored to have served with you and to have called you my friend. Rest in piece brother you will never be forgotten!

Officer Dennis Ketchum
Rocky Ford Police Dept.

November 23, 2010

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept

August 13, 2010

I met Ron when he was a DARE Officer, I was a high school student working on my community service for graduation. In the few days I spent with him, talking with elementary school students and just chatting in the van between stops, Ron struck me as someone who loved his job. He enjoyed working with kids, he enjoyed law enforcement and every day brought that passion to his job.
I'm still trying to find my passion, but I will not stop until I find it, thanks to Ron's influence.


June 10, 2010

Deputy King - I'm a newer resident of Douglas County. I've see your name in front of the Robt. A Chritiansen Justice Center. Thanks for your service to both the people of Douglas County and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State Assembly hall, yesterday, when your name was read off during a proclamation for mext month's Peace Officer's Memorial Week and Day. We will wear our mourning bands for you and the 250 other brother and sisters. May God grant you eternal rest and may his perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 24, 2010

I couldn't stop thinking about you this Christmas and all those times we played together when we were kids. I miss you so much Ronnie. It still doesn't seem possible that your not here on earth with us but I know heaven is a better place because your there waiting for us. I will always Love you my friend . . . I know how much you are missed by your parents, daughters and Patsy and Rick. We all love you!

Laura Barnhart Bailey

December 28, 2009

It's been almost nine years since we last talked. Who would have known that while you were doing the job you loved you would have been taken from those who cared about you? Your work goes on through the work of the Deputies at Douglas County. Miss knowing you are there.


May 13, 2008

Thank you for your service Deputy King. Rest in Peace

Police Explorer Tim Knox
Parker Police Department/Son of Aurora Police Agent

April 8, 2008

My sincerest thanks and condolences go out to this officers family. I will be praying for you over this Christmas season. My family and I are extremely grateful we have such dedicated individuals on our police force. God bless you for your sacrifice.

Jan Parrish

December 13, 2007

"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
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

December 9, 2007

I have been in law enforcement 16 years and the last 6 with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. When arrived I heard great things that Ron was involved in the community and his love children. As I have felt the same my self and tried to follow in his foot steps. This year I was honored with the "Ron King" award for my community service with youth. Thank You Ron for leading the way. God bless you

Detective Jeffery C. Garner
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2007

Everyday on my way to the police academy, I saw your name. Everyday on my way to the office, I see your name.
Everyday I pin on my badge, I say your name.

Heroes really do live forever... Thank you Brother King

Deputy Weaver
Douglas County Sheriff

June 17, 2007

God you loved law enforcement. And motorcycles. I'm sure those you taught have remembered their lessons. You started many criminal Justice careers. You are missed.


June 14, 2007

It has been almost eight years and you are still near and dear to many people. I hope your girls are well and please know that Skeeter and I miss you.

Your Friend


May 18, 2007

AS a veteran of law enforcement for 39 years, people come and go, but Ron was one of those officers that made a lasting impression. He always was fun to be with, but was always a professional. Loosing Ron was, without question, one of the worst days in my professional career and a great loss to our agency. I was proud to be his boss and his friend.

Sheriff Stephen C Zotos
Douglas Sheriff

January 28, 2007

My condolences to you and your family. Rest in peace, brother.

Colorado State Patrol

March 8, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten....

December 30, 2005

Ron, Michelle and I made a desktop background picture that will be the background on all of the MDTs in every patrol car. It's not much, but I thought that it was important for you and Kurt to be the first and last thing that everyone sees on their shift for a while...

Detectives Michelle & Brian Rademacher
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

November 8, 2005

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