Jan and I are saddened to learn of Ron's passing. Even though our paths haven't crossed for many years, he made a significant impact on our lives.
Ron was my first Trooper Trainer and later my shift partner in Grant County. He taught me the practical application of police work after all the academy's book work.
Scott and Kelly, I remember spending time with you at your 500 East home while you were both little. All the fun in your new swimming pool and the cook-outs together.
Then there was the cold winter night when the battery blew-up in his face while he was trying to help a stranded motorist. I had just finished my work shift and had gone home when Pendleton dispatch (Donna) called me and said that Ron need help. I believe that was my quickest response I can remember, even beating EMS to the scene. What a "trooper" he was through the recovery process of that traumatic event. I also remember the sadness I felt when he told me he was leaving the ISP for another opportunity. Even though I tried, I couldn't change his mind.
What a good friend he was during those years of working together, and I know that he will be missed as a father, grandfather, husband and friend.
Our prayers are with you all during this time of loss and grieving.
Dave and Jan Lloyd