Sergeant Patrick Ryan

Sergeant Patrick Ryan

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, January 14, 1944

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Patrick Ryan

Sergeant Patrick Ryan died from injuries sustained in an automobile crash two miles north of Brooksville, Florida, while en route to pick up a prisoner for extradition back to Ohio.

He and the Cuyahoga County prosecutor had gone to pick up a vote-fraud suspect, who was being held in Miami, Florida.

The prosecutor's car crashed into the rear end of a car that had stopped suddenly in front of them, causing it to flip over. Sergeant Ryan, who had been detailed to the prosecutor's office, was seriously hurt and died several hours later in a hospital in Brooksville, Florida.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Florida

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Patrick Ryan of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 14, 2021

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