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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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary 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 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
March 17, 2012


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