Officer Francis Ryan

Officer Francis Ryan

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, November 2, 1922

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Francis Ryan

Officer Ryan succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident two weeks earlier while attempting to stop a speeding motorist on the Philadelphia Pike NB at Holly Oak at 10:30 p.m. His motorcycle struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The violator fled the scene and was never found.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 17, 1922


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Officer Ryan,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Delaware.


United States Border Patrol

November 2, 2022

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