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Game Warden Ronnie L. Germany

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 29, 1973

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Reflections for Game Warden Ronnie L. Germany

Rest in Peace Game Warden Ronnie L. Germany. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that while your murderer may have escaped justice on this earth that his carcass is or will soon be consumed by the hounds of hell. May his screams of pain and agony as he burns in the lake of fire echo around his earthly grave! May he know no peace in this life or the hereafter. May his tree bear no fruit and may his name be obliterated from the book of life!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 7, 2016

There is a photo of Ronnie standing by his department issued boat hanging on my parent's living room wall. The photo was taken by my Dad (Dale Pearce) about six months before Ronnie was killed. A newspaper clipping regarding his murder also hangs near that photo. I have read it many times and I have listened to stories my father would tell about him. My Dad worked with Ronnie as a Texas Game Warden next door in Sabine County. Ronnie is spoken of often in their home to this day and will never be forgotten. Ronnie took a bullet and stayed in the fight until the end. He never had any quit in him. He did not know he was hurt as bad as he was even though he had taken on a mortal wound. I never knew him because I was born 2 years after his death. However, he had an impact on me throughout my life. May God hold Ronnie. He was a hero and someone I have always looked up to....even though he was gone before me.

Deputy Dusty Pearce
U.S. Marshals

October 15, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

A five year sentence seems woefully inadequate and not the justice that you or your family deserved.

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

January 22, 2013

Warden Germany,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It angers me that the POS that murdered was only sentenced to five years in prison.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

July 29, 2012

Remembering you today 7-29-10 God Bless

Texas Game Warden
TPWD

July 29, 2010

MR.RONNIE,
I WAS 4 WHEN YOU PASSED,YOU WERE MY DADS FIRST PARTNER.HE TOLD ME A FEW OF THE STORIES OF THE FEW SHORT MONTHS YA'LL SPENT TOGETHER.HE CARRIED YOUR DEATH WITH HIM UNTIL HE DIED.THOSE SHORT MONTHS TOGETHER MADE HIM ONE OF THE BEST WARDENS IN THE STATE.THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU GAVE HIM,AND THANK YOU FOR WHAT HE GAVE EVERONE THAT HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH THAT HE LEARNED FROM YOU.
THANK YOU THE WHOLE DECKER FAMILY

BRAD DECKER
SON OF A FALLEN WARDEN

January 19, 2010

"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
Sergeant
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 5, 2008

I remember when this tragic event took place. I was just 8 yrs old. My father was City Marshall in Broaddus and my brother in law was a DPS Trooper in San Augustine at the time. I can still remember the sickness I felt even at 8 yrs old when I understood what had happened....You are still remembered Brother...God Speed...

Det/Sgt Raymond Lofton
Polk County S.O>

December 29, 2007

Ronnie's nephew walked in his footsteps of life and law enforcement. Both wonderful, full of life, dedicated to helping others, and both leaving this earth to be with God in the same way. Each of these men sacraficed themselves to safe another's life, Ronnie in 1973 and his nephew, Dale David Geddie, on June 7, 2006. Your family will never forget your smile, your kindness, your pure hearts and your earthly walk. Thank You, God Bless You and I will see you soon....Love Kathy (Little Sister).

KATHY GEDDIE WATSON
NEICE

July 25, 2006

Game Warden Germany, after 30+ years your sacrifice is still remembered, may you rest in peace.

X-Trooper

June 5, 2005

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