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Deputy Sheriff Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Carver County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 1973

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ronald Jerome Kalkes

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Kalkes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Kalkes,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carver County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2017

Ronnie i have never thanked you for your service and today i get the chance.My mom and dad told me you were the best.I never got the chance to meet you but i carry your name Ronnie Jerome Kalkes.Thank You Thank You.May we meet when i lay to rest.

Ronnie Jerome Kalkes
extended family

March 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

November 28, 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
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

November 26, 2007

Ronnie,
You are my mother's first cousin. Even though I was only 2 years old when you died, I remember you vaguely. I remember one time my brother was supposed to be home and we had to go out looking for him. You brought me and my mom in your truck and drove around the neighborhood. You had an ashtray full of Bit O'Honey. Funny the things little kids remember. I also remember you also brought me a giant sized pink bunny rabbit.

On Sept 6, 2005 my friend Officer Shawn Silvera was killed in the line of duty. That next morning, I called my hysterically crying and she said to me that she remembers the day that you died like it was yesterday. She remembers being hysterically upset too. She has never forgotten. Your memory lives within our family.

Dana Hennen
extended family

November 12, 2005

Ron, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Both yours and Richard's memories are honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless you both.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 24, 2004

Your service has not been forgotten - we will always remember your sacrifice.

January 22, 2004

rest in peace blue angel

Anonymous

November 2, 2003

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