Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/11/1943
Suspect: Shot and killed
Officer Ryan was shot and killed as he responded to a domestic dispute call. The suspect had been drinking heavily for a week after hearing his 17-year old son had been lost at sea in World War II. The suspect threatened to kill his ex-wife and she called the police. When Officer Ryan entered the suspect's apartment, the suspect fired without saying a word, striking him in the stomach.
Two officers who responded to the shooting call where met with gunfire by the suspect. Both officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect then leaned over Officer Ryan's body put a gun to the officer's head and fired killing him. The suspect died from his gunshot wounds.
Officer Ryan had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his pregnant wife, son and daughter.