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Lieutenant Ralph Augustus Chase | Gardiner Police Department, Maine Gardiner Police Department, Maine


Ralph Augustus Chase

Gardiner Police Department, Maine

End of Watch: Saturday, January 1, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Convicted of simple assault

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Lieutenant Ralph Chase was assaulted while making an arrest in a domestic situation at a local club. He was caught from behind, bear-hugged and kneed in the abdomen, which result in a massive pulmonary hemorrhage, from which he died.

Despite being assaulted by several suspects, only one person was charged in connection with the incident. The suspect was convicted of simple assault.

Lieutenant Chase was a Maine National Guard veteran and had served with the Gardiner Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Lt. Chase,
On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for for our Country as well when you served in the Maine National Guard. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
January 1, 2017


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