The Florida Highway Patrol is saddened to report that Lieutenant Ronald K. "Ron" Rossow, a 28-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, died on Sunday, October 13, 2002, after falling from the roof of his home. Lieutenant Rossow had been clearing pine needles from the roof of his two-story home when he accidentally fell through a screened pool enclosure onto a concrete pool deck at about 11 a.m.
Lieutenant Rossow joined the Florida Highway Patrol on February 1, 1974 and was assigned to Troop E, Broward County. He was promoted to Traffic Homicide Investigator on April 1, 1978, and assigned to Troop E, Dade County, until his transfer back to Broward County on January 15, 1979. On December 1, 1983, he was promoted to Corporal and reassigned to Troop E, Dade County. He was promoted to Sergeant on December 2, 1985, and transferred to Troop L, Lantana. On October 1, 1989, he was promoted to Lieutenant and remained in Troop L, Lantana. Lieutenant Rossow’s current assignment as Shift Commander made him responsible for oversight of Patrol activities for Troops K and L.
Fellow Troopers salute Lt. Rossow at October 17th Funeral Service
Photo courtesy of Bruce Bennett, Palm Beach Post.
Lieutenant Rossow is survived by his wife, Sue, and their two sons, John, age 13, and Tommy, age 12. He will be greatly missed by his many friends in the Florida Highway Patrol family.