Hero Down: Bolivar PD School Resource Officer Rhonda Bond Dies After Stroke

Bolivar Police School Resource Officer Rhonda Bond died on Jan. 1 after suffering a stroke.

Bolivar, TN – Bolivar Police School Resource Officer Rhonda Bond suffered a stroke and died on New Year’s Day.

Officer Bond joined the Bolivar Police Department in October of 2019 as a school resource officer at Bolivar Elementary School, the Jackson Sun reported.

Bolivar City Court Clerk Paula Wilhite said Officer Bond was "full of energy" and left her mark despite the short time she worked for the police department.

"She hadn't worked here but a couple months, but she really made an impression on us in that short time," Wilhite told the Jackson Sun. "She was so friendly and outgoing, and she was just very likable."

Bolivar Police Chief Michael Jones said the new school resource officer truly enjoyed working with the elementary students and told him so on a regular basis.

"If the kids wouldn't have an ice cream or something because they couldn't afford it, she'd buy it for them," Chief Jones said, according to the Jackson Sun.

Wilhite said the popular school resource officer’s sudden death came as a shock to the Bolivar Police Department.

She said Officer Bond would be missed as much by her fellow officers as will be by the students and staff at Bolivar Elementary School, the Jackson Sun reported.

Bolivar PD expressed its sympathy to Officer Bond’s family and friends in a message beneath her picture, posted to the police department’s official Facebook page and other social media.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bolivar Police School Resource Officer Rhonda Bond, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (9)
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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

With a smile like that, you can tell she was a great person. RIP.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

To all the law enforcement naysayers, put this one in your pipe and smoke it!!!!!!!

JAIL_OFFICER_RCJ
JAIL_OFFICER_RCJ

RIP Officer.

BlueWelcomeMat
BlueWelcomeMat

I had a stroke on the job last year. I'm blessed to be alive, with no deficits. Blessed to be back on the job.

PAPD
PAPD

May God Bless Her Soul,Family and Friends..... RIP

AM2755
AM2755

Thank you for your service sister, Rest In Peace.

ikaika
ikaika

It sounds as if you truly made a difference. Bless you.