As a kid, Ronnie Leck liked to bike the streets of Yoakum. One day, he asked his mother for a sheet of cellophane and placed it over the light on his handlebars. From then on, the light cast a red glow on the pavement, just like a police light, as he biked up and down Nelson Street.

Though Leck wouldn’t be Chief Leck for a while longer, he already fit the part.

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Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to

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Mary Ann Wenske

Thanks for covering the retirement and career of Police Chief Ronnie Leck. I read his police report every week in the Shiner Gazette, and it is informative and lighthearted. I hope he has a great retirement, and I am sure the surrounding community will miss him.

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