Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Convicted of simple assault
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.