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Corporal Ronald Rexford Beatty

Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1995

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Reflections for Corporal Ronald Rexford Beatty

Rest in peace Corporal Beatty.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 10, 2019

Rest in Peace, Corporal Beatty. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Corporal Beatty - Two Fridays ago, I stood in the State Assembly hall when they voted on a motion in regards to next month's Peace Officers Memorial week. Your name was one of the almost 250 read off. Thank you for your service to the people of Larimer County and the State of Colorado. You are not forgotten. May God Grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 3, 2010

To Corporal Ronald Beatty and his loved ones:

On this the fourteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Ron. I am praying for solace for your family today and each day of their journey as survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Ron gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 10, 1995.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 10, 2009

"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

December 9, 2007

On the eve of the anniversary of your death, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

Cpl. Beatty, your sacrifce has not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 29, 2007

Cpl. Beatty,

Though it is long overdue, thank you for your service and sacrifice for this state. Rest in peace Sir.

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

July 18, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 28, 2004

I just learned of this site and thank whoever is responsible for it.
I worked with Ron several years. He covered the entire south half of the county alone because our crew was always short of deputies. He was a committed family man and a dedicated deputy. He was a 'knuckle dragger' and a top hand. I enjoyed working with him and am proud to have been a pall bearer.

Corporal
LCSO

July 13, 2004

Rest in Peace, Corporal Beatty. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Joe Lowry

June 30, 2004

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