Police Chief Ronald “Ronnie” L. Bising (1937-2022)


Ronnie was born about January 27, 1937 to Maurice, Sr. and Myrtle (Bandy) Bising of Ludlow.  He attended Ludlow High School, played baseball, was a star at guard and center on the football team (with his brother), and graduating in 1958.  His play earned him entries into the  Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and Ludlow Athletic Hall of Fame.

After high school, he joined the United States Air Force.  Tragedy struck while he was an Airman at Pope Air Force Base.  He was in a car driven by his brother, Private First Class Maurice Bising, Jr. of Fort Bragg when the car hit an abutment in Fayetteville North Carolina and both were critically injured.  His brother did not survive.

Back at home he served as a Patrolman in the Villa Hills Police Department.  By 1969 he was promoted to Assistant Chief.  And by 1972 he was elevated to Police Chief by 1972 to 1973, resigning sometime before 1982.

He was also a machinist foreman with Venture Productions.

Chief Bising was a member of St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. Covington Turners, Braun Athletic Association, and Villa Hills Civic Club; that latter of which he served as an officer and director.  He was also a coach for several boys’ and girls’ baseball teams in Villa Hills.  And he was honored as a Kentucky Colonel.

Chief Bising died on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. He was 85.

Chief Bising is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dianne Bising; children, Julie (Scott) Martin and Randy Bising;  grandchildren, Andy, Zachary, Seth, Suzie, Tyann, Chrislee; great-grandchildren, Ava, Brooklyn, Emma, Kimber, Hazel and Malia; and sister, Barbara (Edward) Hughes.

Visitation and funeral services were held Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.


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