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Officer Ronald Manfred Wood

West Jordan Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Monday, November 18, 2002

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Reflections for Officer Ronald Manfred Wood

Officer Wood,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of West Jordan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Wood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2019

think about you all the time

love you always

Rachel H

September 22, 2016

You'd cross my mind every now and then. As a child, we'd talk on the phone about cartoons, school and my love for dolls. You loved my family and we loved you, we still do. You were the uncle I never met. It was hard visiting your grave site, it really was.
Although writing this seems silly, I hope you can hear my thoughts whenever I think about you or even just as I type this.
You are missed, tito Ron. You really are.

Kyra Pulido

February 4, 2014

I don't know him but from what I been reading I see he is a great man and wish that there were more men like him. He is the type of man I would be honored to work with him.

I didn't know him

September 20, 2013

Ron I think about you very often. I think of all the good times we had and what a giving person you are. No one will forget you or all that you did for us. I don't think anyone made me laugh more than you. You would give anyone the shirt right off your back with no questions.....take care.

Officer (Ret.)
West Jordan Police

September 3, 2013

You are in my heart and thoughts often. The ripple effect of that day's events continue and as devastating as it was, there has been some good to come from it. I thank you for that. I replay your voice that day, and I'm reminded of your dedication and eagerness to help. Your purpose was greater than most of us knew, I'm grateful to see it now.

You are missed


June 14, 2013

I think of you often and my heart still hurts that you were taken from us.

Dispatch Supervisor

July 28, 2012

I noticed a memorial wall yesterday in the police station waiting area while waiting for ride a long officer to arrive. I felt compelled at that time to look up your story. Didn't realize all of these reflections would put tears in my eyes. I'm thankful for you and all that police officers do everyday. Thank you. You truly are an inspiration to people.

Stephanie Mednick

May 24, 2012

You are still missed Woody. Sometimes I swear I can still hear your deep voice.... MOTOR 72 TRAFFIC......

Another Utah Police Officer lost his life this week, Agent Francom with Ogden Police. Welcome him with open arms and know we are holding down the fort here. Until I see you again, take care brother.


January 6, 2012

Today marks 9 years since you were taken home to that Father who gave us life. I never knew you, Ron, but that doesn't lessen the impact your loss has left on your WJPD family. You are still spoken of quite often, and you are missed by all.

Thinking of you today. Keep watching over us.

A. Serr / 7V404
West Jordan Police Department

November 18, 2011

8 years ago today you left us Woody, Still think about you all the time. Keep watching over us- We miss you.

Nadalee Nunnelley
friend and coworker

November 18, 2010

Just checking on you Woody! Still think about you often.

Chief Greg Butler
Montpelier Police Department

July 25, 2010

Officer Ronald Wood

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul, bless all your loved ones and fellow officers.

"Hero's in Life, Not Death"
Ontario Police Memorial

Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

January 6, 2010

I'm not sure why, but I came to the ODMP website today. I started thinking of you and our other fallen brothers.

Still miss you Woody...


November 20, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 18, 2009

Hey Bro. Still think about you and remember when you used to catch them speeders in my hood. Hope you're having fun up there, say hi to Jose for me and tell him I miss him.

Detective L.Argueta
Murray Police

November 19, 2008

Thinking of you and your family this day.
Your mom is such a sweet lady.

Holley Orr
Wife of Detective Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

November 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

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

November 18, 2008

Today marks the 6th anniversary of your death. I will never forget that day. You have not been forgotten. Thank you for all that you did to make our community safe. You were such a fun guy to work with and you are truly missed by all your friends at VECC. God bless you and your family.

Dispatcher, VECC

November 18, 2008

Thank you for your service.

Off Davis
Saratoga Springs PD

September 10, 2008

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008



March 27, 2008

I didn't know about this site. But I'm proud of the fact that I do now. I remember the day Ron passed on. I didn't know this man. But I know he was a good man. He died on my older brothers birthday who is a Police Officer. I felt so sorry for the family. I still do. Just looking at his picture he looks like someone I would have enjoyed knowing. I myself am hoping to get into Law Enforcement. I just took my PT test this morning and passed. I'm sure Ron was as excited when he got through his too. The world is not the same without these Men and Women who die in the line of duty. I'm sorry that it happens. But know that they are all heros. Always will be. Thank you for looking down on us all Ron. Thank you for your service. Until we all meet again. Peace be with you and your family. Rest In Peace Sir. Thank you.

Eric Hill

February 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

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