Deputy Sheriff Ralph A. Harshe

Deputy Sheriff Ralph A. Harshe

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, September 2, 1936

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Ralph A. Harshe

Deputy Harshe was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance between a married woman and a single man. Deputy Harshe was shot upon entering the home. The suspect then murdered the woman before committing suicide.

Deputy Harshe had served with the agency for just under 2 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 2, 2020

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