Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeffrey Dean Rominger

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, August 31, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeffrey Dean Rominger

Well, Rome. It's been a while now and I'm still like Swanny and Herrera when it comes to thinking about you.

Sgt. M. Martinez #1181
OCPD

March 22, 2006

I was in the police academy and never had the opportunity to meet you, yet I still remember exactly where I was when I found out about the accident that so abruptly took your life. I remember the sadness I felt without ever even meeting you.

I had no idea at that time that the man that would become my husband, Sgt. Jonathan Dragus, would be the next name added just underneath yours on the Oklahoma City Police Memorial.

It's ironic the similarity of the circumstances of both of your deaths being in pursuits and at nearly the same time of the morning.

May God watch over and keep safe all of our brothers and sisters in blue and grey. You and Jonathan will never be forgotten.

Officer Kelly Dragus, OCPD
widow of Sgt. Jonathan Dragus
EOW 10/20/05

February 7, 2006

Still missing ya brother!

Sgt. Chris Swanson #1171
OCPD

October 24, 2005

Chief,
I know you're not here in person, but you're watching over all of us gray-shirted warriors...every shift..
Still missing you...
Your brother,classmate,and Friend....

Sgt F.Herrera #1192
Oklahoma City Police Department

January 17, 2005

Jeff, you were the sorta guy that we all looked to for leadership in the academy. A man that had a firm grasp of what was being asked of him and knew the true definition of the word "DUTY". I was always in awe of you because not only had you survived a long career in the Navy but you were performing even better than all us young bucks in every way. You will forever be a drive for me to do what is right and I will use you as an example when my son asks what "honor" means. See ya Chief

BOX 1186
OCPD #113

October 11, 2004

I hope the members of the community which Trooper Rominger served truly appreciate his commitment and sacrifice to their safety. Every coworker and family member can be most proud to know his and Trooper Evan's actions were a true testament of their character. I salute you for your bravery. May you rest in peace in a special place. May your bravery, commitment and sacrifice never be forgotten! My condolences to all of your family and coworkers. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

June 10, 2004

We still miss you very much...Your brothers & sisters in class #113 got to take the Sgt's test...As hard as it was, there is no doubt you would of Ace'd it...Rest in peace Sgt Rominger

Anonymous

December 25, 2003

Jeff and I both worked third shift although in different divisions. Sometimes I would see him on calls and sometimes I would see him at dinner at the Round Up restaurant. Every time I saw Jeff he always had a big grin on his face and he was always telling a funny story. This is how I always remember him. God bless you and your family Jeff. You are truly a hero and we will miss you.

Sgt. Phil Paz
Oklahoma City Police Department

I didn't know Jeff, but I knew Matt Evans, I attended both their funerals along with hundreds of others.I know the world will miss them both.They both died doing their jobs, what they loved to do.

Rick Manion #742
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Your mom told me that the angels did not know what they were in for when they took the two of you at the same time. I know you and Matt are watching over us all right now. I will take care of your mom until we meet again. Please tell Matt I love him, miss him and that I'll be home after while.



All my love,

Jennifer Evans
#895 1/2 (Mrs. Matt Evans)

I was an old High School Classmate of Jeffs at Los Alamitos High. My heart goes out to his family and may god bless you all He was a neat guy who had alot of spirit he took everywhere with him. My love to his family.

Gina Bonvini Enger


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 to 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.


 
In Loving Memory:


 
Jeff Rominger #1162

Oklahoma City Police Department

August 31, 2000

3:06 a.m.

Anonymous

Jeff was a wonderful person. It was always the highlight of our night when he would come to the jail.  He always had a smile on his face and always stopped to find out how our night was going.  He loved sharing his expertise and experience with us.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and will live forever in our hearts.  Our only consolation is that he is in a better place now and that he gave his life doing what he loved the most. Thank you Jeff.



Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for a friend



*Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office*

Anonymous
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

Jeff, you were a true friend on earth and you still are a true friend in spirit. You and Matt are being rewarded the ultimate prize for making the ultimate sacrifice. We will miss you dearly, but we will meet up again.

You and Matt keep a close watch over us on the streets.

We love you brother.



Remember, John 15:13



Offcier Jeff Rominger OCPD #1162 and

Trooper Matt Evans OHP #895

will forever live in our hearts.

James and Amie White & family
Del City Police Dept

Godspeed and God Bless, 1162

Dan & Christine Putnam
Oklahoma City Police Dept & Village Police Dept, OK

TO YOUNG LIFES ENDED
TWO BRIGHT STARS BURN OUT
TAKEN TO SOON BEFORE THIER TIME
TWO FAMILY'S TRON APART.
IN THE NAME OF PROCTECTION

BABIES CRING, WIFE'S WEEPING, MOTHER'S GREVING
WHY DID IT HAVE TO HAPPEN.

TWO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS TWO DIFFERENT CALLS
ENDED UP AS ONE WAS IT A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE
THESE TWO HOERES SHOULD MEET THIER END THIS WAY?

EACH NIGHT THEY WOULD PUT THIER UNFROMS ON.
PRIDE IN THEIR EYES TO KNOW THEY WERE TRYING
TO MAKE A DIFFERENTS. TO END SO SOON WHAT A SHAME
OUR FALLEN HEORES WILL ALWAYS BE REMBERED.

IN MENORY OF
JEFFERY ROMINGER 42 OCP
MATT EVANS 24 OHP

Anonymous

At the time of this accident I was a Senior Airman assigned to the 72nd Security Forces Unit Tinker AFB, OK. On the day of the funeral for Officer Rominger I was assigned to shut down traffic at the Sooner Gate for the funeral prossession. I did not know the fallen hero, but the site of all of those squads with ribbons tied around them still brought a tear to my eye. God Bless our fallen hero, and God Bless his family.

Officer Hoppe
Renville Police Dept.
Ps: please fix or excuse grammar errors.

OFFICER STEVE HOPPE
RENVILLE POLICE DEPT.

My BROTHER, you are missed but will never be forgotten...
OCPD..1231

Fellow Brother
OCPD

I was in the Oklahoma City Police Academy when Jeff was taken from us. Although I didnt know you, your reputation made you my hero. I am proud to wear the uniform you wore, I hope I am doing the job well and making you proud. I know you are watching over us.

Anonymous

jeff, i was in a few classes after yours, and i knew you from the jail. i know now the true heartiness of the job.you went and placed yourself in harms way so others could be safe and for that i thank you from the bottom of my heart.now your job begins for the supreme chief, so go 10-8 and keep us safe down here. thanks brother.

Anonymous

Jeff, I will never forget seeing your face in passing as you left the Jail that night. You were leaving as I was dropping an arrest off, not two hours before your accident. It will always be a reminder to me of how short life is, and to always hug my family when I walk out the door. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord brother.

Officer Scott Schatzer
Warr Acres Police

Still think of you from time to time. I miss you brutha.

#1181
Oklahoma City Police Dept

A good friend throughout high school. I will miss you.

Battalion Chief Bob Orrill
Flagstaff Fire Dept.

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