Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr., 42
Auburn Massachusetts Police Department
May 22, 2016 – Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. As he approached the car a man immediately opened fire, striking Officer Tarentino numerous times.
The suspect fled the scene but was later determined to be hiding in an apartment. When officers entered the residence they discovered a secret passageway leading to another apartment. As officers were searching the second apartment the suspect exited a closet and opened fire, wounding a trooper. The suspect was killed during the exchange of gunfire.
Officer Tarentino is survived by his wife and three children.