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Police Officer William L. Ryan | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

William L. Ryan

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Thursday, June 13, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 930

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Found not guilty by reason of insanity

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Officer Ryan was stabbed by a suspect while walking his beat. Officer Ryan observed the suspect with a butcher knife when without warning the suspect plunged the knife into the Officer's stomach and chest. Although mortally wounded the officer grappled with his assailant until he collapsed and fell to the sidewalk. He died a few minutes latter at Mercy Hospital.

The suspect was arrested at the scene but subsequently was declared not guilty by reason of insanity.

Officer Ryan had been with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 15, 2015


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