Inspector Ralph Cosmer Young

Inspector Ralph Cosmer Young

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, September 30, 1920

Ralph Cosmer Young

Inspector Ralph Young was killed in a vehicle crash while traveling between Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Wauregan, Connecticut, at approximately 6:00 pm.

He had traveled to Plainfield along with two state troopers and the borough president to investigate reports of a vehicle that had been driven in the state for more 30 days without an out-of-state license. As the officers were returning to Brooklyn the driver of the vehicle lost control on the wet roadway and struck a fence. The fence rail penetrated the windshield and struck Inspector Young, causing severe internal injuries.

Inspector Young was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Inspector Young had served with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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My family's thoughts and prayers are withI lnspector young and his family. Words are never enough to express the gratitude for his service especially an officer from our own agency. Time marches on but memories of sacrifice and service are always passed down by family and brother officers. Always Remember!

Lt. Edward Daly
Ct Department of Motor Vehicles

December 29, 2017

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