Police Officer Ralph J. Stanchi

Police Officer Ralph J. Stanchi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1973

Ralph J. Stanchi

Police Officer Ralph Stanchi was shot and killed after responding to a call of a man with a gun in a bar.

He and his partner responded to a call of a man with a gun inside a bar at 515 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan. In the ensuing gun battle, Officer Stanchi and the bartender were killed by the suspect. The suspect was also killed.

Officer Stanchi had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and was assigned to the 32nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 29647

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Ralph came to the 32 after a stint in Vietnam as an APC driver.
(armored personnel carrier). I flew helicopters in Vietnam so we were close. Ralph helped me panel my new home in Freeport. I was at summer camp with the New York Guard when Ralph died.
Rudy Guiliani was a first cousin of Ralph's. Ralph was dedicated to the people of Harlem who he served and protected. He is missed greatly by his brother officers.

PTL Tom Minerva

December 21, 2016

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