Patrolman John J. Ryan

Patrolman John J. Ryan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, February 24, 1930

John J. Ryan

Patrolman John J. Ryan was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an armed robber. During the arrest the felon began to resist. He produced a revolver and opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Ryan.

Patrolman Ryan's killer was fatally wounded in the exchange and died later that evening.

Patrolman Ryan was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 5618

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Ryan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

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