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Marshal Sherman W. Ricketts | West Liberty Police Department, Ohio West Liberty Police Department, Ohio

Marshal

Sherman W. Ricketts

West Liberty Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, June 29, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Ricketts was shot and killed in front of the Presbyterian Church after responding to a call to check a man walking on Reynolds Street at 2:45 a.m. The suspect opened fire as soon as he approached him. Before dying the marshal returned fire hitting the suspect three times.

The suspect, a 25 year old Michigan parole violator, had broken into a nearby residence. He was convicted of Marshal Ricketts' murder and sentenced to life in prison on November 8, 1962. As of 2015, he remains in the Ohio Penitentiary and is Ohio's longest serving inmate. His next parole hearing is in April, 2019.

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Our promise; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
June 29, 2016

 

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