Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

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

Patrolman

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

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 6 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

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

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths