Police Chief William Dee Renner (1957-2022)


Bill was born about 1957 to Romma and Maggie (Hensley) Renner.

While attending high school, Bill was a paramedic at the Loveland Fire Department.  After high school, he joined the United States Army and assigned to the Military Police at Fort Leavenworth.

He then joined the Colerain Township Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter.

Bill joined the North Bend Police Department as a parttime Police Officer on April 13, 1978. and served until January 14, 1979.

On January 14, 1979, he transferred as a fulltime officer to the Mt. Healthy Police Department.

Officer Renner then transferred again on February 25, 1981 to the Delhi Township Police Department as a Police Officer.  He was promoted to Sergeant on August 28, 1996 and served the township until resigning in December 2000 for other employment.

On February 9, 2005, Sergeant Renner re-entered law enforcement as a parttime Police Officer with the Cleves Police Department.  During June 2006 he was appointed Lieutenant and Acting Police Chief while the city searched for a new Chief.  They decided on Lieutenant Renner and on December 29, 2006, he was appointed as a fulltime Police Chief.  He served as such until December 31, 2014.

Simultaneously, he also worked as a parttime Police Officer at the Ross Township Police Department from March 21, 2009 and continued on to October 14, 2015.  When he finally retired, he had served his country and several communities, in law enforcement, fire, and EMS virtually his entire adult life.

Chief Renner died on March 14, 2022, at the age of 65.

Chief Renner is survived by his children, Trenton Justin Renner and Hollie Amber Renner; grandchildren, Caleb Renner, Miles Renner, Autumn Renner, Zachary Renner, Lincoln Renner, Kingston Renner, Jaxon Renner, Scarlett Renner, Ava Jacobs, and Roman Jacob; siblings, Ken Renner, Diane DiSebastian, and Rick Renner; and former wife Carole (Knose) Renner.

Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday March 20, 2022 at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home at 129 North Riverside Avenue in Loveland.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21.  Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Joseph House, 1526 Republic Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.


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