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Trooper Ronald L. Carey

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Wednesday, January 5, 1972

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Reflections for Trooper Ronald L. Carey

Trooper Carey, it’s that time of year where we acknowledge your bravery, service and heroic sacrifice and while we never forget and everyday you are in our hearts, it’s this day specifically we say thank you to you and Trooper Yarrington. Rest in peace always sir.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 5, 2021

I was just 15 when this tragedy happened. I still haven’t forgot that day. It was senseless and still is.


May 3, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 5, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Carey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

January 5, 2015

Rest in peace god bless you

Pfc Jon Pease
C M P D-retired bpd

January 6, 2013

Gone, but never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 5, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

My goodness, I was a teen...I remember your courage as you and your backup entered eternity.....may your smile mlast for eternity!


November 2, 2012

Trooper Ronald Carey,

Forty years later, you are remembered and honored. May you rest in peace.

Mary C. Malarkey

February 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Carey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4oth 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 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever,

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

January 5, 2012

Trooper Carey may you rest in peace and god bless you .Forty years ago you were murdered by two scumbags at the concord motel on rt 202 Irving Hogg and Marylyn Dobrelinski may they rot in hell. Today we think of you and remember . God Bless YOU.

Lt J.Pease
Brentwood Police Dept

January 5, 2012

At this time, two days after the 39th anniversary of the tragic death of Trooper Ronald L. Carey, I pray for his family and for all who knew him. May Trooper Carey rest in peace, and may he always be remembered.

Mary M.

January 7, 2011

I revisit the memory of this tragic day for these two brave men in my memory often, as I was a 12 yr old school student who was supervised by several police officers as we waited for the bus to arrive and bring us to school, we were within the center of the search area for these two suspects. We were told of the tragic circumstances that brought thme there, and my mother stood nearly in tears in worry for the families of those slain that morning.
I salute these brave men, and those that also follow in their honorable footsteps. God Bless all those who have been tragicly effected over the years by their loss.

S.K. Wilson

September 10, 2010

Rest in peace brother, we remember you today.

Delaware State Police

January 5, 2008

Trooper Carey, here we are one year later to honor and remember you as we always will. Rest in peace and until we meet again.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 5, 2008



December 31, 2007

My grandfather gave his life for the citizens of Delaware, the United States, and the world. Even though I never saw him, I know that he was a good man. I also know that he was good at his job and if he was still here, probably would still be doing his job despite the danger of putting his life on the line for others.
I don't know why anyone would hurt someone who was just trying to help the world. Thank you for reading this reflection.

J. R. Carey

November 26, 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

September 27, 2007

Trooper Carey and Trooper Yarrington. Tomorrow, May 2nd is Police Memorial Day here in Delaware and police from throughout the state will gather in Dover to pay our respects to all of our fallen comrades. When your funeral processions passed my school in 1972, our classes were dismissed so that we could watch with respect. Although only ten years old at the time, the impression left by two men who gave their lives to protect the freedom and safety of others has been lifelong. Reinforced every year when both your names are read aloud, I serve in Law Enforcement today, because of the lives you led and the sacrifice you made.


May 1, 2007

Ron, You were my field training officer and friend. Please know you will always be remembered for you professionalism, dignity, and honorable stature. I hope we meet again sometime. Wayne

former trooper wayne meding
Delaware State police - fellow trooper and friend

January 7, 2007



January 7, 2007

Our prayers continue to be with the families of these 2 officers. May God bless them all.

Eleanor Allione
President, DE COPS

January 7, 2007

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