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Corporal John E. Ruch | Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio


John E. Ruch

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 4, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 28/134

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Corporal John Ruch was killed in an automobile accident during a high-speed pursuit on US Route 20 in Ashtabula County. He and another patrolman were en route to a defense meeting when they attempted to stop a speeding vehicle. Their patrol car went out of control on ice and snow and struck two trees.

Corporal Ruch had served with the agency for 8 years and was stationed in Geneva at the time. He was survived by his wife and parents.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 5, 2012


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