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Detective Ralph O. Marmolejo | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


Ralph O. Marmolejo

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 17, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Detective Ralph Marmolejo was shot and killed while he and his partner searched for two suspicious men they observed entering a railroad yard.

The officers decided to split up to better search the area. When Detective Marmolejo discovered one of the suspects he was shot in the abdomen. He was able to return fire and wound the suspect. The suspect claimed he was only attempting to scare Detective Marmolejo in an attempt to escape.

Detective Marmolejo was survived by his wife and two infant daughters.

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Grandpa Ralph, though I never new you, your commitment to serve lives on in me. May your great-grandsons also have that same desire. Live Jesus in our hearts....forever.

Walter A. Boyle
May 16, 2015


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