Gang strike force commander Ron Ryan ...

Gang strike force commander Ron Ryan Sr. retires after 40 years...

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 17, 2008, titled Gang strike force commander Ron Ryan Sr. retires after 40 years.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

This text is replaced by the Flash movie. Ron Ryan Sr.'s class from the St. Paul police academy still gathers every year at Mancini's Char House on April 1, the day they started the academy in 1968.

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WhatEver

Sierra Vista, AZ

#1 Oct 18, 2008
Thank you for all that you have done for our City of St. Paul. Yes, there were a lot of tragedies going way back to the riots in the late 60's. Many losses and you experienced the worst tragedy that any one person should every have to face, losing your son in the line of duty. I know, I always felt safer, knowing you were protecting us. You will be missed, but I know, not gone and not forgotten. Thank you.
Choices

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 18, 2008
One of the most difficult jobs to do well is to serve as a police officer in a democracy with our bill of rights. Thanks to all who serve well.
Nice

United States

#3 Oct 18, 2008
Thanks Ron, you are truly a class act!
rose3332

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Oct 18, 2008
All I have to say is thank you Ron Ryan, Sr. for your service to the St. Paul Police Dept and the Metro Gang Strike force. Forty years is a long time in law enforcement.
GPS3

Coppell, TX

#5 Oct 18, 2008
Thank Ron, for all you have done and for your dedication and courage.
Semper Fi'
EX FED

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 18, 2008
Thanks Ron Ryan for leaving the law enforcement community. The force will be much better off without you. The tax payer deserves no less.
Bill Boater

United States

#7 Oct 18, 2008
A class individual whom I got to know as a friend. He will be missed. You earned retirement Ro, enjoy friend. God Bless.
Saint Paulite

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Oct 18, 2008
What a sad day for not only the Saint Paul PD and the Gang Strike force, but for the citizens of Saint Paul as well.

Ron Ryan Sr is an example to all. It was a slap in the face when he not only was not selected as the new Chief of Saint Paul, but left out of the finalists also. Instead, a person who grew up in the slums of Chicago was selected as Chief, but that's another story.

From one Irish person to another, enjoy your time off Ron, I am one faithful Saint Paulite who will miss you. Thank you for your service.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day
StPauliGirl

United States

#9 Oct 18, 2008
I went to school with Ron Sr's children... 2 of the most remarkable individuals that I could have been lucky to call my friends... When Ron Jr. was shot and killed, I could barely collect myself to attend his wake, which resulted in a 2-hr wait, just to get inside and pay respects. That was a complete reflection on who Ron Jr. had become in his short 26 years, and who the Ryan family was to greater St.Paul.

In recent times, I have had the chance, like so many others, to pay tribute to Ron Sr., in person, telling how much I still miss his son in a very painful way. And I could only utter to him, in awe, "Not sure what you did so right in raising your children, but you just did an amazing job."
Clearly, he married well, to a wonderful woman, he raised two incredible kids, and, as summarized here, was an outstanding asset to his team.
They don't make 'em like they used to...
MNnative

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Oct 18, 2008
Thank you Officer Ryan for all your dedication to the people of St Paul. I hope you have a fun and wonderful retirement.
kat

United States

#11 Oct 18, 2008
Mr. Ryan, thank you. Enjoy your well deserved retirement. You're one of the great guys.
Taxpayer

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Oct 18, 2008
EX FED wrote:
Thanks Ron Ryan for leaving the law enforcement community. The force will be much better off without you. The tax payer deserves no less.
EX FED: You are a jerk! And if you think that everyone hasn't figured out who you are you should guess again.

Ron Ryan, thank you for your service to the citizens of St Paul.

Signed,
Taxpayer who wishes Ron Ryan the best.

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