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Patrolman John Ratkay | Niagara Falls Police Department, New York Niagara Falls Police Department, New York


John Ratkay

Niagara Falls Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 10, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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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