Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/14/1950
Suspect: Not available
Trooper Lauren Ridge was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a man who threatened two tax assessors with a rifle at the man's home in Hagerstown.
After Trooper Ridge was called to the scene, he scuffled with the suspect and gained control of the rifle. The suspect then produced a handgun and shot Trooper Ridge five times.
Trooper Ridge had been employed with the Maryland State Police for just over four years and was a United States Army Veteran and survived the Pearl harbor attack of December 7, 1941. He is survived by his wife and child and is buried in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.