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Memorial to Russell W. Ponton

Russell W. Ponton

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: May 2, 1967
Rank: Officer
Age: 29
Years of Service: Six
Marital Status: Married
Location of Death: Randle Circle, SE


Motorman Ponton was responding to an officer in trouble call, when an oil truck turned in front of him. Officer Ponton died from his injuries from the impact with the truck.

The officer who had called for help was involved in a fatal shooting.


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