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Officer Ronald Hills

Dinuba Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 5, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Ronald Hills

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 5, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 5, 2018

Officer Hills,
I grew up in Dinuba and met you. The first time we met I had gotten into trouble. It was in 1992, shortly before your watch ended and i was just a youngster. You treated with respect and you very professional. I have never forgotten that. I ended up in juvenile hall several times after our first encounter but eventually got my act together and joined the army. Well now I am a detention corporal with a great agency and a sergeant with our honor guard. I have a deep respect for you and have thought of you on several occasions. Thank you for your service and the protection you provided for me and my family. We are brothers and I will always honor you. Honore Semper.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

February 12, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Hills. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009


The sacrifice you made for the community you served has not been forgotten. I met you briefly through my brother in 1991. I heard your story in defensive driving class when I was a PCF/EMT-1 with Dinuba Fire. I am now a police officer in the State of Texas. Rest easy, brother.

Senior Officer A. Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

July 28, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 25, 2007

I remember the accident like it was yesterday. I was an explorer and only 12yr old. Officer hill was one of our advisors and a good one. I remember a specific incident where my bro was being mean to me at one of the meeting because he had rank over me. Off Hill came to my rescue.

Dispatcher, Teresa
Fresno Sheriffs

March 14, 2006

To my friend Ron;

It's been a long time since we wroked togeather, laughed togeather, and chased that little white ball around the course togeather.

Although it's been a long time, I still miss yourlaugh,your sense of humor,your determination, your dedication to law enforcemnent and most of all your friendship and company.

It seems like yesterday that we shared a patrol car, a golf cart and a common football team. I still think about you and miss you.

It also seems like yesterday that you held my new born son in your arms, just a few days before God called you home. He is now 13 years old and all I can do is tell him about you and how good of a friend and Officer you were.

I now work in the same town that you were laid to rest, and count myself lucky to be able to visit with you more often.

You were a great friend and partner. God bless you and thank you for your friendship, dedication and loyality.

Paul Walker, Police Officer
Exeter Police Department

November 11, 2005

I thank you for your dedication and sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 16, 2004


It was a pleasure to have known you and to count you as one of the many cadets I had the privelege of teaching at the academy.

I will always remember how hard you worked to get through the academy. Remember the time you were so exhausted that you fell asleep during my lecture? Everyone's eyes were on you as I made a joke about someone not getting enough rest, which you obviously heard enough of to wake up.

You had such a disarming and charming smile when you looked up at me that I didn't have the heart to turn you in to the RTO.

Rest well in God's loving hands my friend. It was an honor to have been part of the "Thin Blue Line" with you.

Chief Jim Taylor
Kingsburg Police Department.

Chief Jim Taylor
Kingsburg PD

September 4, 2003

Officer Hills,

No officer that gave his life for our society should be without reflection. Your death is not unappreciated. Know that your brothers and sisters in blue mourn your loss. RIP.

Edward F. Beck (Ret)
Stone Harbor PD, NJ

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