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Officer Delmond E. Rondeau
July 22, 1943 - May 25, 1947
Officer Delmond E. Rondeau
Officer Delmond E. Rondeau
Lost In The Line of Duty
 
At 10 p.m. Trooper Rondeau observed a burglary in progress across the street from the Hood River Police Station.  As he approached the burglar, John Omar Pinson, he was shot in the chest.  He then staggered across the street to the station and died.
The suspect was located when he crashed a roadblock at The Dalles, wrecked his stolen car in an 80 mph chase, escaped on foot and was captured hiding in a boxcar in Ordinance, Oregon.
John Pinson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Trooper Rondeau.  He was paroled in 1959.