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

Patrolman

Patrick J. Ryan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 8, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4940

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 199 years

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Patrolman Patrick J. Ryan was shot and killed by a gunman after the patrolman refused to accept a glass of wine from the man.

Patrolman Ryan entered a tavern and ordered a sandwich when a man approached him and offered the wine. When Patrolman Ryan declined, the man became enraged and threw the glass into Patrolman Ryan's face. As Patrolman Ryan drew his weapon a struggle ensued and he was shot in the abdomen. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 199 years in prison.

Patrolman Ryan is survived by his wife and four children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty 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
August 9, 2012

 

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