Officer John Ryan

Officer John Ryan

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, March 5, 1914

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John Ryan

Officer Ryan and Patrolman W. I. Wright were killed when their patrol car drove off of a bridge and fell 30-feet to the ground. Patrolman Wright died on the scene and Officer Ryan succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Officer Ryan had been with the agency for seven years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 4, 1914

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Rest in peace Officer Ryan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 4, 2021

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