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(QUOTE from the “Dallas Morning News”)

Retired Dallas officer killed in motorcycle crash during charity toy drive

10:45 PM CST on Sunday, December 7, 2008

By DAVID FLICK / The Dallas Morning News


Raymond Ross, a retired Dallas police veteran, loved kids and loved motorcycles. He died in a charity event that combined his passions.

Mr. Ross, a 73-year-old Mesquite resident, was killed when he lost control of the cycle he was riding in a Santa Cops event about 11 a.m. Saturday in Mesquite.

He was taken from the scene, on Big Town Boulevard near the Interstate 30-U.S. Highway 80 intersection, and pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, according to a Mesquite police report.

Grandson Colby Ross, who was also a participant in the event, said that the medical examiner was investigating whether a health crisis, such as a stroke or heart attack, caused his grandfather to miss a turn and hit the curb.

"He was doing something he loved to do, which was to help people," the younger Mr. Ross said.

The ride was designed to raise money for toys for disadvantaged children.

Raymond Ross served on the Dallas police force from February 1960 to July 1990. He was on duty on Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was shot, and was deployed to search boxcars for suspects in the rail yards near Dealey Plaza.

In the early 1970s, a partner, Donald Paul Tucker, was shot before his eyes during a domestic dispute call.

Mr. Tucker died, but Mr. Ross later received an award for attempting to revive him.

He also became friends with the family of Dallas entrepreneur Ross Perot, occasionally serving as a bodyguard, Colby Ross said.

Toward the end of his career, the officer served on mounted patrol and later used that experience to teach children in West Dallas how to ride horses.

After his retirement, his daughter, Pamela Stephenson, interested him in motorcycles. They quickly became a passion, and he joined the Blue Knights, a motorcycle club of retired police officers.

Survivors, in addition to his daughter and grandson, include his wife, Linda; and brother, Merritt, of Tempe, Ariz.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the New Hope Funeral Home of Sunnyvale.


At 12:30 P.M. on 11-22-63 ROSS was patrolling in DPD squad car #116 on "special assignment" to help in presidential motorcade.


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