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Patrolman John J. Ryan | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John J. Ryan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, February 24, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 5618

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman John J. Ryan was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an armed robber. During the arrest the felon began to resist. He produced a revolver and opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Ryan.

Patrolman Ryan's killer was fatally wounded in the exchange and died later that evening.

Patrolman Ryan was survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Ryan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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