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Officer Timothy Ryan | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California


Timothy Ryan

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, February 11, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 196

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Timothy 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.

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Dear Grandpa,

I deeply regret never having had the opportunity to know you. I'm deeply saddened that you were taken from our family in such a senseless, horrific way.

May you rest in peace Grandpa. I love you even though I never had the chance to personally meet you.

You were a man a great integrity. I hope to live my life in such a way as to make you proud. May you rest in peace Grandpa.

Love your granddaughter,

Lynn Ryan

Lynn Ryan
June 17, 2013


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