Patrolman Donald Ronnebaum | Covington Police Department

Badge: 47
Age: 41
Served: 9 years
1959 to July 26, 1968


Patrolman Ronnebaum relieved Patrolman Al Bosse on a traffic detail on Interstate 75 near Jefferson Avenue on July 26, 1968, directing traffic around a motor vehicle crash. Within an hour, Patrolman Ronnebaum was struck by a tractor trailer and killed.

He was survived by his wife and four children, including Vernon Ronnebaum.

Patrolman Ronnebaum’s Badge No. 47 was retired on May 9, 1998.

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This narrative was revised on August 28, 2011 by Cincinnati Police Lieutenant Stephen R. Kramer (Retired), Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society President. All rights are reserved to him and the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society.