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Lieutenant Ronald Opie McPherson

Arkansas Department of Corrections, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 1979

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Reflections for Lieutenant Ronald Opie McPherson

Lt. McPherson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arkansas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 2, 2019

This was one of the sadist days for a small community of men and women who lived and worked at Cummins unit.we lost a family member that day.I was honored to work and server with Opie Rest In Peace my brother.

Kenny taylor former captain swat team
Ark dept corrections cummins unit

May 4, 2018

Another reminder that each day is a precious gift. A wonderful legacy in this outstanding man and father.

Cindy Cresswell Coleman

May 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 2, 2018

Thank you for your service to Arkansas. You will never be forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

May 2, 2017

That was such a tragedy and a day I will never, ever forget. I remember it as if it happened yesterday and it makes me ever so sad. Ronald Opie was such a special man and certainly left a great legacy not only at the ADC but his legacy lives on in his fine sons.

I am so thankful for all of the good memories I have of our times together.

Phyllis Norris
AR Dept. of Correction

May 2, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 39thanniversary 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.
Rest In Peace.

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

May 3, 2012

He was a good man and that is a day I will never forget. What a tragedy!

Phyllis Norris
Cousin and wife of former director of ADC.

May 2, 2012

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

Officer 11169

May 19, 2008



May 2, 2008

Thank you, Officer McPherson, for your service to the Department of Corrections and the citizens of Arkansas. Your efforts are not forgotten. RIP

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown

February 19, 2006

i did not get the chance to meet this fine officer as i did not work for the dept at the time, just wanted the familly to know that he was not forgotten. sgt jeff cooper north cent unit calico rock ar

sergeant jeff cooper
arkansas dept of corrections

October 2, 2003

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