Ronald Russell St. Germain Sr.
South Bend Police Department
Saturday, August 19, 1967

Age: 32
Served: 3 years
Badge #:
Panel 47W, Line 7
Panel L18, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Motorcycle accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, August 19, 1967
02:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
5117 South Ironwood Road, South Bend
Incident County:
St. Joseph
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka

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   Patrolman Ronald St. Germain was killed in a single-vehicle accident after escorting a caravan carrying disabled children to a circus at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds.

   While returning on his three-wheeled motorcycle, it ran off the roadway and crashed through a metal fence. Patrolman St. Germain was thrown headfirst into a tree, where he suffered a broken neck and internal bleeding resulting in his death.

   Patrolman St. Germain was survived by his wife, son and parents.

Military Service

Indiana Army National Guard
Sergeant (SGT) ▪ 1953–1961

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