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Police Officer Ronald Hearn

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Ronald Hearn

RIP sir

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 11, 2023

Ronald~~You are not forgotten. RIP Brother

Former VAPD 1990/1994 Northport VA,NY NYPD '66-'86 VAF

December 21, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hearns.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 31, 2019

Officer Hearn you made more than a sacrifice to your family, friends, and department. You have made the case thatcVeterans Affairs Police need the right to carry firearms to properly protect themselves and others. At this time the City of New York still denies NYC Hospital Police the right to carry firearms because the department is only 1% Caucasian or Asian American. Police Officers should never ever be denied the proper tools to do their duties because they aren't Caucasian or Asian American.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedm
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

January 18, 2019

Ronald Hearn on this 30th anniversary of your homicide , you would be proud to see how the Veterans Affairs changed. There are still changes that must be made especially the HHC Police Department. You will never be forgotten

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedm
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

August 4, 2018

Brother Ronald Hearn is a hero in my book. The liberal and cop hating administrators of the Health & Hospitals Corporation follow the same belief that the Veterans Affairs used to. How many sacrificial lambs have to be slaughtered before changes are made. Brother Ronald Hearn you stood proud for all Hospital Police Officers in the United States.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedm
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

March 19, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 21, 2017

I Worked with officer Hearns and on that day I was one of the responding officer rest in peace and to all the officer at the va please be safe'

anthony fiorillo
retired police Va police officer

July 25, 2016

Rest in Heavenly Peace my brother.

Police Officer Christopher Di Leonardo
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police

July 25, 2015

We were together at training in Washington,DC at the FBI-VA Police Law Enforcement Course. Ron returned to duty and was gunned down by two thugs who refused to open a toiletry kit when they approached the metal detector at the Bronx VA lobby. They ran and Ron called for assistance and pursued the two thugs who gunned down P.O. Hearn. Ron had purchased his own protective vest that the VA refused to provide and Ron and his comrades were unarmed as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs refused to believe weapons were needed in a hospital environment. Ron was left to bleed and die right near the Va emergency room until 911 could arrive. Ron and me worked together at Kings Point USMA as Public safety Officers, Rest in Peace Ron.

Asst. Chief Greg Bennett
Department of Veterans Affairs POlice

December 30, 2014

Brother Hearn it has been a long time. I never ever got to meet you but you are a hero to the Veterans Affairs Police and a model to the NYC Health & Hospitals Police. It is still unfortunate that bureaucrats still feel that it is proper to close the barn door after the horse had left.You are my brother and you are joined by HHC Police Officers Harry Cantave, Captain James Rodriguez whose homicide is still to be properly investigated, and Sgt. James C. Low.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedma
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police

November 24, 2014

23 Years Since Ronald Was Lost In THe Line Of Duty And Is Missed at his post, he may be gone but Never will be forgotten so long as the ones that knew and loved him Remember. Thank You For Your Selfless Service and U are a Hero, who gave all, when it counted. RIP Ron !

SGT Ronald David Hearn
United States Army / Public Service

May 31, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 25, 2010

On the 21st anniversary of Officer Hearn's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Hearn is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 25, 2009

May Ronald Rest In Peace, The Thought Of Fellow Officers Being Killed In The Line Of Duty Is Terrible, And As A Namesake I am Ronald D. Hearn and My Heartfelt Condolences Go Out To The Family and Friends Officer Hearn.
He will surely be Missed At the VA, as he is in Life, He will Be In Heaven Loved!

Sgt Ronald D. Hearn

April 21, 2009

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 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

Ofcr. Hearn, thank you for your service! Rest in Peace. I hope your friends, family and co-workers never forget your courage and honor your memory!

M. Bondi
Former USVAPD #2326

September 28, 2007

Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

July 25, 2007

You are not forgotten Brother.

Sgt. DVA Police (Former)
Washington, D.C.

July 25, 2007

After all these years, Officer Hearns and officer Wilcox are always remembered by your brothers and sisters thru the system.

Michael Giannetti
VA Police, Boston, Mass

February 3, 2007

Officer Hearn, on this 19th anniversary of your passing from this world, I’m just so glad that the VA Police are now carrying firearms. It’s just very sad that it takes incidents such as your murder for various administrations to finally wake up to the fact that, a POLICE OFFICER, no matter where or who he is employed by, should be armed and equipped to deal with any situation.

May you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother and may God Bless you and those left behind, even though I know you never truly left their presence.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 25, 2006

John 11:35

D. Clark
Veterans Affairs

April 12, 2006

Thank you for your service & sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. RIP sir.

March 11, 2006

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