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Patrolman Ralph J. DeSalle, Jr. | Youngstown Police Department, Ohio Youngstown Police Department, Ohio


Ralph J. DeSalle, Jr.

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 13, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman DeSalle was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident on I-680 near Wayne Avenue at 1515 hours. A speeding tractor trailer attempted to stop but jack-knifed twice and struck Patrolman DeSalle at approximately 1545 hours. Patrolman DeSalle was transported to South Side Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 30 minutes later.

Patrolman DeSalle was assigned to the Traffic Division and also served as a part-time officer for the Youngstown State University Police Department. He had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, sister and brother.

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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 28th 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 19, 2012


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