Savannah Chatham Metro Recruits Running for a Fallen Trooper - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Savannah Chatham Metro Recruits Running for a Fallen Trooper

Posted: Updated:
Trooper Ronald E. O'Neal Trooper Ronald E. O'Neal
SAVANNAH, GA -

As many as 300 law enforcement officers are expected to join 21 recruits of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department who take to the street Thursday  to remember a Georgia State Patrol trooper killed in the line of duty in the Savannah area.

Law enforcement officers from across the state are expected to join in the run to honor Trooper Ronald E. O'Neal. He was 39 and a 13-year veteran of the Georgia State Patrol when he died in a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 95 in Liberty County Jan. 10, 1984. He left a wife and two children.

He will be remembered in the quarterly Run to Remember conducted by graduating Classes 265-266 as they complete their 19 weeks of training to become SCMPD officers. They will be pinned as SCMPD officers in a ceremony the same day at 3 p.m.. The run was established in 2010 to honor one of the 51 law enforcement officers from Chatham County who have died in the line of duty.

The run will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Police Headquarters at 201 Habersham Street and conclude a mile and a half away at the Savannah History Museum Battlefield Park at West Liberty Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard.

Members of the public, current officers and members of surrounding departments are invited to participate in the run. Runners are asked to begin convening at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Habersham Street and Oglethorpe Avenue.

A ceremony will conclude the event at Battlefield Park.

Anyone wishing to join the run is asked to contact training officer Aaron Washington at AWashington@savannaga.gov in advance for planning purposes.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Effingham County Siblings Arrested, Charged with Incest

    Effingham County Siblings Arrested, Charged with Incest

    The sheriff's office says they two were caught in semi-truck in a parking lot across for Effingham High School on Tuesday. 
    The sheriff's office says they two were caught in semi-truck in a parking lot across for Effingham High School on Tuesday. 
  • Snakes Of SC, NC And GA

    Snakes Of SC, NC And GA

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:35:00 GMT
    All photos by J.D. Willson unless otherwise noted. Details from the University of Georgia.
    All photos by J.D. Willson unless otherwise noted. Details from the University of Georgia.
  • UPDATE: NC adult party 'mansion' owner convicted in tax fraud scheme

    UPDATE: NC adult party 'mansion' owner convicted in tax fraud scheme

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:29:02 GMT
    Residents of a North Raleigh neighborhood say they fear leaving their homes because a neighbor uses her "Mansion" as an "adult, for-profit club." A Wake County Superior Court judge issued a restraining
    Residents of a North Raleigh neighborhood say they fear leaving their homes because a neighbor uses her "Mansion" as an "adult, for-profit club." A Wake County Superior Court judge issued a restraining
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.