Lieutenant Ron Root (August 5, 2005)

Lieutenant Ron Root served many years as the head of the Put-in-Bay Police Department Marine Patrol Division, as well as countless other responsibilities for the police department. Ron was a beloved member of the community and had a special ability to make people laugh. Prior to his career in law enforcement, he was a successful business owner. Ron was successful in his first bout with cancer, but was unable to beat it a second time. Ron passed away in his home, with his wife and family at his side. Ron's #905 badge has been retired is his honor.