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Trooper Ralph C. Tatoian | Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri


Ralph C. Tatoian

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years, 6 months

Badge # 1140

Cause: Automobile accident

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Trooper Ralph Tatoian was killed when his patrol car struck the back of a truck on I-44, west of St. Louis, Missouri, at approximately 0430 hours.

The trooper was responding to search for a person suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy in Gasconade County. Trooper Tatoian's patrol car slammed into the back of the tractor trailer, which was pulled partially off of the highway to assist with a previous accident.

The suspect who had shot the sheriff's deputy was convicted of second degree murder in connection with Trooper Tatoian's death.

Trooper Tatoian had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 9.5 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Hi Ralphie,
Today another brother of yours in blue is being buried and its remind us more how senseless losing him and you and at young age is. Both of you defending and doing what you believed in.

I can't tell you how much we all miss you and think of you. I can't still fathom your not here in body and was taken away from us due to senseless violence. We all miss you so much!

Watch over Officer Snyder and help him get through this.

Ralphie, my sweet little cousin, we all so miss you!

Your cousin

October 13, 2016


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