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Patrolman Ralph A. Morgan | Long Beach Police Department, California Long Beach Police Department, California


Ralph A. Morgan

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, July 13, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Ralph Morgan was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a stolen vehicle at the intersection of 5th Street and Almond Street.

Unbeknownst to Patrolman Morgan, the two brothers had just been involved in an earlier shooting and were former San Quentin Prison inmates. The men opened fire on the officers, killing Patrolman Morgan and severely wounding his partner. Despite being mortally wounded, Patrolman Morgan continued firing at the subjects as he fell.

One of the men was killed and the other committed suicide after being wounded.

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This year I spoke to your department's POA and asked for their support in preserving the death penalty in California. They were incredibly helpful.

You are remembered today.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 7, 2013


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