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Sergeant Ronald Eugene Kelley

Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, November 20, 1995

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Reflections for Sergeant Ronald Eugene Kelley

Sgt. Kelley,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 20, 2020

Sergeant Kelley, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

Ron I will always remember you from the El Mirage Police Department. I was thinking about you today. May you always rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

Ret Officer Robnald C. Rock #167
Tolleson Police Department

March 13, 2017

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Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez
PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

September 2, 2016

Thank you for your service & I'm saddened by your untimely death. May you watch over & guide your family from above. May you Rest In Peace & many prayers to your family, especially your kids who I can't imagine the pain they feel, but they speak of you with great thoughts. God Bless.

Citizen Tracy Corley
Louisiana

November 20, 2014

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Hi Daddy,

I miss you the same today as 17 years ago. I remember the last words we said to eachother "I love you" Greatest gift you ever gave. i am and always will be proud of all youve done.

I love you so much

DeAnne
daughter

November 20, 2012

I know you are watching over that special grandson and that you are very proud. You may not be here physically, but I know you are here in spirit. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 20, 2012

Well, it has been 17 years today. I miss you.

My son was born 8 weeks early. 5 Days before my birthday. So we have another March birthday. Just like you and I. He is now 2 and a half. He is healthy, despite the early arrival. He spent 3 weeks in the NICU. I never thought that he was in any danger. I think God was watching over him. I like to believe that God gave you one more task, and that was to protect him as he became stronger.

Thank you for being a wonderful Father. It will serve me well as I raise your Grandson. I love you Dad.

Your Son,
Steven

Steve Kelley

November 20, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 19, 2012

It has been along time. Just a few short words. I think I was maybe 10 when I first meet you. I was just another kid in the neighborhood, a friend to you son. I can remember you being a strict father, but a very loving one also. When I was just a young teen you invited a few of us to become explorer. I didn’t really understand what that was or what it meant. It was a great experience that I look back on as a great memory of my childhood. Now that I am older and a officer myself I understand more what you where telling us and trying to teach us. No one can understand the pressures of working in law enforcement unless you have been in there shoes. I just wanted to say thanks for making me a better person and a better officer. To the family I know you miss him everyday and I thank him and you for the service that you all gave.

Daniel Schroeder Officer
YCSO/ friend

November 7, 2011

Dad,

I just wanted to let you know that I miss you. I love you dearly, and that will never change.

I married my girlfriend last year. The day before your birthday. We left a seat empty for you.

Now my wife is pregnant with our first child. It is a boy. He will be born in May. Maybe right around Ronnie's birthday. His name is going to be William James Kelley. So there will be another young man in the family to carry on your name that I am so proud to have. I will be sure to tell my son all about you. I will tell him of the hero that was his Grandfather. You are gone from us, but my son will know you.

I only hope that I can remember the lessons you gave me as a young boy so that I may pass them on. If I am half the Father you were, my son will blessed.

I love you Dad.

Your loving son,

Steven Paul Kelley

Steven Kelley
Son

February 11, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My chey rished 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 can see from the reflections that you are so missed and loved by your family. I am sure you are proud that they are conntinuing on with your legacy of protecting and serving whether it is in military service or pursuing a carrer in law enforcement. I pray for their solace and well-being.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 20, 2009

Daddy,

Well, It has been 13 years today. I have completed my 1st year in college for Criminal Justice and doing well I might add. Anyway, just wanted to tell you that I miss you so much and wish you were here to help me through some of these classes. You would be surprised how helpful other police officers are and willing to help if needed. I guess because of you, I am just part of the family.

Well, I love you.

your little girl,

Dede (Not Deedee) Lol

DeAnne Petersen AKA Kelley
Daughter

November 20, 2008

Sergeant, just ran across your memorial on this site. I hope your family is well. I know they miss you and they are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for being who you were. Rest in peace, Sir. From a fellow sergeant.

AZ Narc

November 12, 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
Sergeant
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 5, 2008

Dad i miss you so much even though i was only 6 i still remember those days and miss them. i wish i could've done something but i know god has a plan for all of us and yours was there at that moment. i dont know why he took you from us but its been hard ever since. moms struggling making a living but were making it kels is following here dreams as an art theropist and may me going into the air force. as for me im doin good trying to make you proud i dont know if i am and thats what i miss the most is you there telling me your proud of me. im also following my dreams to become a firefighter yes i know its not police work but im still saving lives as you did in your life. i am in the air force now learning to be a firefighter its tough and sometimes i just want to give up but the family is keeping me going and i also know your there with me giving me my strength.


father i miss and will always miss you

love you
your son
Airmen 1st Class Kevin Kelley

PS if anyone knew my father personelly contact me at my email [email protected]

Airmen 1st Class Kelley
Son

February 3, 2008

Dad,
Looking back, I thank Gof for the time I had with you. I lost you when I was eighteen. I was just turning into a man, and have had to learn how to be one on my own. I have taken lessons from you, remembered what an amazing man you were, and tried to live up to what I thought would make you proud. I have slipped, fallen, done things that you would not be proud of while I tried not to face my grief. But I have risen above it. I only wish you could see me now, meet my girlfriend, who you would love. I miss you Dad. I love you. And you will never be forgotten by me, any of the family, and the countless number of other officers and families you touched in your incredible life. You were and amazing man.

Your loving Son,
Steven

Steven Kelley
Son

January 28, 2008

Daddy,

I am reflecting back now on this day in time. I am in college going for my Associate's in Criminal Justice and writing a paper regarding Police Officer Down. You have come to mind often in the last few weeks. I'm following in your foot steps.

I love you and miss you.

Dede

Dede
Daughter

January 26, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir

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

November 29, 2007

It is almost 10 years and if I never had the opportunity to thank everyone, I do so now. Thank you for your time and many prayers. Thank you for remembering.

Family Member

August 25, 2005

Sgt. Kelley, I'll never forget that fateful day In November. I only had 9 months on the job as a young Deputy. We never really got to know each other. I only wish that I could get there faster. I thought it was a joke when the citizen got on your radio and said "Officer Down!!!" I couldn't and didn't want to believe it. That day changed my life forever.I pray for you and your family often...I'll never forget you.

Ofc. Chris Lee
Marana Police Dept.

July 29, 2005

Ron,
In November, it will be 10 yrs. since you fell in the line of duty. I remember back to when we worked together at ElMirage P.D., I remember your laugh and how mad you got when wayne and I re-arranged your office. Wayne lost his life in the line of duty a few years ago. I remember so much about those days, and about how much you loved and cared about your family. I also remember carrying your casket the day we laid you to rest. Rest in peace Ron.

Former Police Officer

June 21, 2005

Sgt. Kelly, although I didnt know you I know that you served you community with pride. you are watching over us now from your duty station in the sky.
may god bless and take care of your family and co-workers.
An Arizona Deputy

Anonomys

December 4, 2004

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