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Police Officer Ralph Sorli | Suffolk County Police Department, New York Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Ralph Sorli

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, August 14, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 14 years, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Ralph Sorli was off-duty when he heard an alarm ringing at a service station near his home. Police Officer Sorli proceeded to investigate and found a broken window at the scene. Police Officer Sorli then notified the police. Police Officer Sorli waited at the scene for the police and an owner to arrive. After leaving the scene at approximately 2:00 a.m., Police Officer Sorli, while crossing Route 25A, was hit by a car and killed instantly. The operator of the vehicle left the scene of the crash, but later turned himself in at the Sixth Precinct.

Police Officer Sorli was survived by his wife and three children.

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May you rest in eternal peace, and that your memory continues for ever my brother.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores
August 14, 2016


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