Captain Ronald Lee Pitman (1943-2019)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

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Captain Ronald Lee Pitman

Ron was born on August 21, 1943.  After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps.

Ron joined the Springdale Police Department on September 10, 1967 as a Patrolman, bringing the total complement to six.  On June 16, 1968 he additionally joined the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department as a fireman bringing that complement to 34.  Within seven years, he was promoted to Sergeant and Lieutenant.  During October 1974, Lieutenant Pitman and officers from nineteen Ohio counties attended a three-day Liquor Law Enforcement Conference.  Also during 1974, he designed new uniforms based on the LAPD model and designed the new police station.  Sometime before 1985, he was assigned as Chief of Detectives.  He retired as a Captain (Assistant Police Chief) during 1991.

Captain Pitman ran for City of Springdale Mayor and unseated the incumbent with 53% of the vote.  He served four more years until 1995 having served his country and community for 34 years.

While serving the community and decades after, he also had a very successful career in real estate with West Shell and Ron Pitman Realtors.

Captain Pitman passed away on July 18, 2019 at the age of 75.

Captain Pitman is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda J. (Harris) Pitman; daughter, Nicole (Pavel) L’vov, and granddaughter, Sasha L’vov.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home at 11365 Springfield Pike.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.  Internment with military honors will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to The Peace Officer Benefit Fund, c/o Springdale Police Department, 12105 Lawnview Avenue, Springdale, OH  45246.


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