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 Shot and killed

weapons violation

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As a member of the TPF i remember being sent to the scene across from Harlem Hospital. The tragedy of Ralph's death was made worse because He died on Father's Day!. Ralph may you rest in peace

Ptl. Michael Stapleton

June 17, 2022

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