Detective Sergeant Ralph H. Stahl

Detective Sergeant Ralph H. Stahl

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, January 27, 1915

Ralph H. Stahl

Detective Sergeant Ralph Stahl was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who mistook him for an auto thief.

Sergeant Stahl had located a stolen automobile and was driving it to the station when a second officer saw the vehicle and called out to him to stop. Sergeant Stahl did not hear the command and the other officer drew his gun and fired. Sergeant Stahl was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and died several hours later.

Sergeant Stahl had served with the agency for seven year; he was survived by his three children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 208

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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96 yrs. NEVER forgotten.

Sgt. J. Stahl
Chicago Police Dept

June 22, 2011

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