Ron served two tours in Vietnam as an Army helicopter and instructor pilot. He received numerous unit and individual ribbons for combat action, to include being awarded the Air Medal 31 times; once with “V” device for valor. Honorably discharged in 1969, he joined LAPD as a policeman and pilot/instructor pilot for Air Support Division. Retiring after an on-duty helicopter accident, he finished his college and graduate education. He holds a Masters in Elementary Education and a PhD in Security Administration with an emphasis on terrorism threats to America’s nuclear resources.
Joining the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) in 1993 as a crime prevention specialist, his specialty was Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). This subject matter expertise led to him being interviewed in “Reader’s Digest,” “Sunset Magazine,” “PetroMart Business,” and Las Vegas Life” magazines, and a contributing columnist to “Las Vegas Now” magazine.
Ron has won ten writing awards for the Public Safety Writer's Association, including a "1st Place" for this book. He is a contributing author of stories published in seven anthologies. He has been a guest lecturer on Royal Caribbean International cruise lines, addressing citizens’ personal safety issues.