Police Officer Ralph J. Stanchi

Police Officer Ralph J. Stanchi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1973

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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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I served with Ralph in Viet-nam in 1967, we were both sergeants, but he was like my older brother. He was a really good soldier, really good friend and a really good person. I have thought of him often over all these years and miss him tremendously. RIP Stanch.

Jack Maxwell
Good friend from Viet-Nam

June 17, 2018

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