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Police Officer Ralph W. Ogan | Grinnell Police Department, Iowa Grinnell Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer

Ralph W. Ogan

Grinnell Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 13, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Police Officer Ralph Ogan was shot and killed while checking on a business.

While on patrol he observed a vehicle parked across the street from a business with a broken window. He approached the vehicle and spoke with the occupants. After a brief conversation, the rear passenger side suspect began to exit the vehicle. As Officer Ogan walked around the rear of the vehicle to confront this suspect, he was shot twice in the upper torso.

The suspect and his accomplices were apprehended and sentenced to prison. The shooter was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment and died in prison ten years to the day of the murder.

Officer Ogan had served with the Grinnell Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Ogan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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