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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 # 50

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Ralph DeSalle was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident on I-680, near Wayne Avenue.

A speeding tractor trailer attempted to stop but jack-knifed and struck Patrolman DeSalle at approximately 3:45 pm. 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 15, 2015


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