Ronald Comer enjoyed everything about the outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and hike. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge was one of his favorite places.
Comer loved the outdoors so much that he made a career out of it. After 10 years of working as a police officer in Edmond, he became a game warden.
For 21 years, Comer was a game warden in Canadian County. He died Oct. 31 from a heart attack at age 50.
“He was a good warden,” said Comer’s captain, Rick Cagle. “He was very professional with the public and well-respected. I never, ever had a complaint on him in 21 years.”
Comer enjoyed all types of hunting and loved taking trips to Africa. He would proudly show friends photo albums from those trips.
“He just loved to go there,” said Bill Hale, assistant chief of law enforcement for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “He had a story for every animal.”
Hale said Comer also was a wonderful instructor in the department’s educational programs. “He loved the outdoors and teaching people about it,” Hale said.
Fellow game warden James Edwards said Comer was very passionate about the hunting heritage. He also cared for people.
“Like was said at his funeral, he just didn’t care about people. He cared for people,” Edwards said. “I think that’s very telling. He will be very much missed by all of us, not just game wardens, but the people of Canadian County and the sportsmen and women of Oklahoma.”