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Officer Ronald H. Manley

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1974

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Reflections for Officer Ronald H. Manley

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 12, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Manley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 11, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 13, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 15, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors, Indiana

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

December 12, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2017

I had the honor of meeting some of your family today. There were many kind words spoken about you. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting you, I will forever be grateful for your service to the community. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Mark Parker
Beech Grove PD

August 22, 2017

Eternal Rest, Hugh!

~ Fidelis Ad Mortem ~

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2016

Eternal Rest, my brother!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2014

Eternal Rest, Hugh!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 12, 2013

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

Officer 11169

March 24, 2013

I was a young child when this happened, Ronnie was my brother in-law I have very fond memories of him. He was a great father,devoted husband and a fun guy to be around. We all miss you ! Kim

Kim Morris
Sister in-law

December 13, 2012

Yesterday was 38 years and it seems like just yesterday my friend. You may be gone from this earth, but you still live in our hearts. You are a good man and we lost so much when we lost you.

Cathy Court administrator

December 13, 2012

It still remains 'Nice knowing you,' ol' friend.

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 12, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Stephanie, you are in my heart's embrace today.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 13, 2011

Sir, I recently took a report for a gentleman who knew you. He had very kind things to say about you. You are remembered! God bless you and your family.

Patrol Officer

November 25, 2011

Officer Manley, you are not forgotten.


January 23, 2011

I am still saddend at your loss upon reflection!
I am so very proud to have had a cousin with such courage and conviction to protect the everyday person with your own life! Your Bravery, Honor, and Honesty shows in your face!

I will make sure all of my children and grandchildren will know of your Bavery and Honor.

Roger Blanford

February 26, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Manley.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

Ronnie, After all these years I still miss having you in my life you were my friend since I was 13 years old. You were everything to me and all I ever loved. I raised our 3 children without you, while trying to instill your values into their lives. How they missed you tucking them into bed at night and reading them their bedtime stories, and taking them for horsie rides on your back. Our children are now grown with children of their own, you have 7 beautiful grandchildren. Ronnie, Robin and Gina have done an excelent job of raising their children you would be very proud. I which they would have known you and known what a wonderful man you truly were. I will be buried with you when my time is here, I will be back in your arms once more. Love Stephanie


June 17, 2008

Officer Manley I will do what I can for those you left behind I was just contacted 28 May 2008 You will never be forgotten Jack DeHeer Line of duty disabled Chgo Police Thank you for your courage

Officer Jack DeHeer
Chicago Police Task Force/tactical

May 28, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is saddened that justice was not served on your behalf.

manchester, nh

December 6, 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
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

July 31, 2007

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