Patrolman John Ratkay

Patrolman John Ratkay

Niagara Falls Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 10, 1917

John Ratkay

Patrolman John Ratkay was shot and killed while he was attempting to break up a disorderly group. Patrolman Ratkay had been assigned to a special detail aimed at eliminating "Disorderly Houses" which had been operating in this area for some time. The suspect, who was a target of the police cleanup, was arrested a few hours later at a house on 20th Street.

Patrolman Ratkay had been with the agency for 8 months and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He was survived by his wife, parents, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 10, 2017

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