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Detective Sergeant Ralph H. Stahl | Portland Police Bureau, Oregon Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

Detective Sergeant

Ralph H. Stahl

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 27, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 208

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Sergeant Ralph Stahl was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who mistook him for an auto thief.

Sergeant Stahl had located a stolen automobile and was driving it to the station when a second officer saw the vehicle and called out to him to stop. Sergeant Stahl did not hear the command and the other officer drew his gun and fired. Sergeant Stahl was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and died several hours later.

Sergeant Stahl had served with the agency for seven year; he was survived by his three children.

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96 yrs. NEVER forgotten.

Sgt. J. Stahl
Chicago Police Dept
June 22, 2011

 

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