Dodd, Ronnie

Former Red Bank Police Chief

  • Monday, August 16, 2021
Ronnie Dodd
Ronnie Dodd

Ronnie Dodd, 69, former Red Bank Police Chief, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, after an  ATV accident on the range at his property in Sale Creek, Tennessee. 


He was of the Baptist faith and was the owner of Dodd and Associates Training that specialized in civilian and law enforcement firearms training.


Ronnie was a 1970 graduate of North Whitfield High School and a B. S. Degree from Covenant College.  Ronnie was a 24-year veteran of law enforcement with a wide-ranging background in training and operations and extensive experience in the tactical application of firearms.


He taught police tactics at the Kosovo Police Service School in Vuchtri, Kosovo and at Skopje, Macedonia, where he trained officers for the Macedonian National Police. Ronnie was Head of Operational Policing for The Jordan International Police Training Center for the new Iraqi Police Service from its inception until April 2005.


He was nationally ranked in pistol competition and traveled all over the United States teaching firearms techniques. He was an instructor certified to teach by the state of Tennessee, FBI, Heckler & Koch, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, N.R.A., Orange County (FL) SWAT, Dept. of Justice -International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program and Organization Security Co-Operation of Europe (OSCE).


Ronnie served as an instructor for several nationally known training facilities and had been working with Bill Rogers at Rogers Shooting School. He was a graduate of many specialized training programs including Gunsite, Bill Rogers Shooting School, Blackwater Training Center, Heckler & Koch, and the FBI Special Weapons Course.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bette Dodd; grandparents, Jasper and Retta Mae Dodd, and William and Bessie Vaughn; uncle and aunt, J. W. and Virginia Dodd.


Survivors are his daughter, Sandy (Curt) Zigler; sister, Marnie Dodd, Mike Fereday; cousins, Susan and Dewane Tankersley, Mark Dodd, and Joe and Gayla Dodd.


Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home. There will be a private family interment at United Memorial Gardens in Dalton beside his parents.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please observe social distancing and all precautions.


The family requests that you share a memory about Ronnie.  Note cards will be provided.


The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


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