Patrolman William Howard Ritter

Patrolman William Howard Ritter

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, December 18, 1932

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William Howard Ritter

Patrolman Ritter succumbed to injuries sustained after falling from a second-story porch while attempting to arrest a suspect for possessing narcotics.


  • Age Not available
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  • Badge 23

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William Howard Ritter of the Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

December 18, 2019

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