Ronnie Ray Lerma

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Garland, TX

Branch of Service: Garland, TX Police Department

Rank: Police Officer

Ronnie Ray Lerma started in law enforcement at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in 1984. In 1987, he joined the Garland Police Department where he served for 11 years. While conducting a routine traffic stop on LBJ Freeway, another vehicle drove onto the shoulder of the highway and struck Lerma, throwing him down the highway. He died at the accident scene.

Ronnie always had a twinkle in his eye and a huge laugh you could hear a mile away. He took law enforcement and protecting the community very seriously, proudly serving his beloved state of TX. Known for his loyalty, his dedication to a life of service, and his devotion to his friends and family, Ronnie had a heart of gold.

A son, husband, father, and friend to many.

Age: 39

Date of Death: September 21, 1998

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