20 years later, Cincinnati PD remembers lives of fallen officers
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati Police officers are remembering a tragic night when the department suffered two losses 20 years ago.
On the night of December 5, 1997, Specialist Ronald Jeter and Officer Daniel Pope were shot and killed in the line of duty.
They were serving a domestic violence warrant at an apartment on West Hollister in Clifton Heights.
Alonzo Davenport shot both in the back of the head just after they walked into the apartment. Davenport later shot and killed himself.
Specialist Jeter was 34 years old and had been with the department for nearly five years. He was survived by his mother, Brenda Jeter-Collier, a fiancée, and three children; Brandon Jeter (13), Brittany Jeter (9), and Kayla Curry-Jeter (6).
Officer Pope was 36 years old and had been with the department for more than six years. Pope was from Cincinnati and attended North College Hill High School. He was survived by his parents and his wife, Linda.
There is a celebration of life for officers Pope and Jeter at the Holy Grail restaurant at The Banks on Tuesday.