Police Officer Ralph J. Stanchi, Jr.

Police Officer Ralph J. Stanchi, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1973

Add to My Heroes

Ralph J. Stanchi, Jr.

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 was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the New York City Police Department for four years, 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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 25 Reflections

God Bless You—continued prayers for you and your family.

NYPD Detective-Retired

June 17, 2024

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.