Police Officer Ralph H. Ahner

Police Officer Ralph H. Ahner

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 1932

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Ralph H. Ahner

Police Officer Ralph Ahner was killed when his motorcycle collided with an automobile at 4th Avenue S and Horton Street.

He was pursuing a violator when the accident occurred.

Officer Ahner's partner, Police Officer Ellsworth Cordes, was killed in a motorcycle crash three blocks away just three months later.

Officer Ahner had served with the Seattle Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and stepson.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, September 9, 1932
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

motorcycle crash, vehicle pursuit

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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 13, 2020

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