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 Ronald L. Ball, Police Officer

Ronald L. Ball

Saturday, February 8, 1986



Ball, Ronald

Rank: Police Officer

Serial Number: 15323

Division: Scientific Investigation Division

Location: 6849 Vanscoy

Date Killed: Saturday, February 8, 1986

Cause of Death: Bomb Explosion

Bio: Officer Ronald Ball and Detective Arleigh
McCree were killed while attempting to defuse two booby-trapped
pipe bombs. The officers, both members of the Bomb Squad, were
called to a home that was being searched in connection with a
shooting. The officers conducting the search located the two pipe
bombs in a garage and called the Bomb Squad to the scene. While
examining the devices the officers determined they were booby
trapped and moved all of the other officers away from the
scene.

As Detective McCree and Officer Ball attempted to defuse the bombs
they detonated, killing Detective McCree instantly and fatally
wounding Officer Ball, who succumbed to the wounds at a local
hospital several hours later.

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