Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Ronald W. Feldner

New Plymouth Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Thursday, January 20, 1994

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Reflections for Officer Ronald W. Feldner

I was a senior in high school and remember officer Feldner on a couple of occasions would ask me if I could help him translate between him and a couple of Hispanics who did not speak English. Officer Feldner was always very respectful when dealing with the Hispanic community. All my Spanish speaking friends really liked him. I remember one occasion when I was young and really dumb, I had a few too many beers at a friends house, and been the moron that I was back then, decided it was a good idea to drive home drunk. To my good fortune office Feldner pulled me over, came to the window and immediately recognized who I was. He asked if I had been drinking, and of course I admitted I had. At that point I was crapping my pants cause I thought for sure I would be spending the night at the county jail, and have to apy a huge fine that I most likely could not afford. Instead He asked me to park the car at the Highschool parking lot and so I did, then he gave me a ride home. When I heard He had been killed by some teenage punk I was shocked and in disbelive, He looked after me that day, and I'll will always remember and be greatfull to him for that.

friend from new plymouth
friend

September 21, 2022

Parole was denied for James Moore for a period of three years. I believe that we can rest a bit easier now.

John Haseltine
Civilian

October 18, 2018

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE LETTER today. To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Feldner: I am very sorry for your loss. I wish that you didn’t have to go through the pain of each new parole board hearing. To Officer Feldner: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten. God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

September 18, 2018

Still here, and will never, ever forget you Wade. My friend you are still missed.

No rank, Kelly
Citizen

May 16, 2018

Wade,
I never got to meet you cause you was taken 8 months before I was born. I was talking to my mother the other day and found out that you was a second cousin to her on her dads side of the family but anyways I've heard a lot of stories about you before I found out that you was family. I hope your resting easy knowing your family loves and misses you :)

Mariah Webb
Family

May 19, 2016

I guess I am reflecting on you and I as roommates in DARE School. Over 25yrs of Police work and Four friends lost, I still often think of you guys and the sacrifices made. Your lives are not with-out purpose, When discuraged, you are the ones that I remember, and you keep me moving on. And together we can still do alot of good and honorable things. When it comes to family love and strength, Wade, you have been my motivation, you have set the example, that in this line of work, it can be done. 26 years of marriage, three grown wounderfull children, thank you for your inspiration.

"Gone but not Forgotten". Always remembered Wade!

PPS Les Belford
Tacoma Police Dept. Friend

May 17, 2014

Wade, we approach yet another anniversay (19) years I think of you often. I have a copy of your memorial in my office, to continue my promise "you will never be forgotten". Continue to watch over us and keep us safe.

David

Capt. David Platt
Payette Police Department

January 15, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Thanks for your services, Ronald.

David

February 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary year 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. As I read the refections of your co-workers , I am reminded of how vivid the memories are of the officers and dispatchers who respond to or are invovved in a lod shooting. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you.

Rest In Peace.

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

January 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary year 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. As I read the refections of your co-workers , I am reminded of how vivid the memories are of the officers and dispatchers who respond to or are invovved in a lod shooting. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you.

Rest In Peace.

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

January 20, 2012

Unknown to many people, I was actually sitting, parked next to Wade in Lowells parking lot that awful night in January... I remember asking Wade who the kids were in the car at the highschool. I remember following Wade over to the highschool and watched as he talked with Bobby.... I drove away watching Wade smile and wave at me....Its been 15 years since that night and I still miss ya buddy..... Im a better man because of who and what you were to all of us.

Dan Kelly
Friend

September 3, 2009

Hey Wade,
Today I have been reminded of my past. You were a huge part of my past. Me, being the only dispatcher on duty the night you died has been a hugh impact on me and my children. I have always felt guilty of your death, but it is time for me to move on. You know I think about you and Linda all the time. I feel the Sheriff Office could of done more to make me feel that it was not my fault. But you know the story about how the boy who shot you blamed me for capping you (HBO, Handguns In America). It has took me many years to forgive myself, but now it is time to move on and only remember what truly happened the night you were shot and killed. I have to remember I did not pull the trigger, he did. You were are awesome Man, and I will never forget that. God rest your soul and mine. Love Ya Kelly.

Long done Dispatcher

May 20, 2009

Wade,

You are still missed and thought of often. Continue to rest in peace.

David

Capt.David Platt
Payette Police Idaho

January 20, 2009

My reflection is every day the loss of this fine officer. I was the dispatcher on duty the night he was killed. The loss of my friend and a great officer has wadded on my mind for not months but for years. My grief of handling his death will never leave me. I did my best that night. HBO did a documenty on hand guns in America and they featured Wades death. When the 14 yoa boy stated when he heard the dispatcher state the vehicle was stolen out of Boise that is whey he decided to cap the officer. That pain will be with me for the rest of my life, because it was my voice that killed this fine officer. I wished this never happened. I carry this berden every day. I pray to god to make sure his family strives. I miss you Wade and our friend Trooper Linda Huff that is next to you at the cementary. I moved out of the area thinking it would help, but it did not cause I dont have that place to visit you two. To my friends in law enforcement be safe and God Bless.

kelly/dispatcher
friend/his dispatcher

June 26, 2008

Wade was a kind person. He cared about children; and his family; of which I was close enough too: that we had thanksgiving dinners together.
Wades passing affected the kids who attended the DARE meetings he brought to them; and so many others. Wades uncle Rod Starks was saddened and shaken to the day of his early passing - by the thoughtless act of a teen (that Wade most certainly would have helped if he had been given a chance).
When an officer dies; a father; a husband; a nephew; and a whole family and community grieves. I will never forget my grandchildrens tears.
Wade was loved by so many; he was kind; and gentle; and a good police officer.
We have not; and will not: forget you Wade!

Brian Krebs
disabled officer; related

June 14, 2008

Officer Feldner,

I was on vacation in Las Vegas this weekend and happened to catch a television show dealing with this incident. I thought this was fitting that it was aired on Good Friday. I thank you for your service and God Bless you and your family my brother.

Ofc. Chris Lee
Marana Police Dept. (AZ)

March 22, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 12, 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
Sergeant
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

October 15, 2007

Wade,

As we approach yet another anniversary of the night you were taken to heaven know that you are thought of often.
I have heard a saying that officers who have been taken from us are not hero's because of how they died, but because of how they lived their lives. Wade you fit that saying to a tee. You are a hero!!!
God bless, until we meet again.

Capt.David Platt
Payette Police Idaho

January 17, 2007

I never did get to meet Officer Feldner, but I did try to save his life, after I had the premonition I did about the night he was killed. I did not get the location as to where this would occur untill a couple of hours before it happened, at least not the city, so was unable to contact who needed to be contacted, untill then. I did do what I could, given what I had to work with. I am sorry, Officer Feldner, that I didn't manage to give you a warning in time, but I did try. I can only hope and pray that your family still here on earth can find it in their hearts to forgive me, as well.

private citizen, Cynthia Cunningham
I never met him

July 27, 2006

rest easy Officer Feldner, thank you

Mike
Boston MA

January 20, 2006

Through the years, I have tried to track down the events leading to your demise. I was but a child during your reign as DARE officer, and your death took a toll on my family. Bless you sir for your commitment and sacrifice for you town and I can't wait to meet once again.

JUSTIN L. O'DELL, SSgt, USAF

SSgt Justin O'Dell
USAF

December 26, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

January 20, 2005

Wade,

I wanted to say thank you for the safety you gave us a kids growing up in New Plymouth. I am Mike Slovers little brother "Matthew". It is a blessing that you were on the streets to keep all of the kids safe, I recall the the day your watch ended. Myself and Mike were in Reno when we got the call. I did not get to see you a lot, but my brother loved and respected you very much. I remember Mike always talking about you and what a great person you are. I cannot wait to meet you and work a shift with you on the golden streets where there is no more pain and ugliness. I have moved away from Idaho and became a deputy sheriff. I wish your wife and kids the best. I will walk my beat as you did "Wade" watch over me like you did Mike
rest in peace my friend

deputy m slover
rogers county sheriffs dept.

January 6, 2005

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