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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 28, 2016

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