Patrolman William Howard Ritter

Patrolman William Howard Ritter

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, December 18, 1932

William Howard Ritter

Patrolman Ritter succumbed to injuries sustained after falling from a second-story porch while attempting to arrest a suspect for possessing narcotics.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 23

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Edward F. Knaul of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 18, 2017

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