Chief of Police William R. Ricketts

Chief of Police William R. Ricketts

New Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, April 2, 1997

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William R. Ricketts

Chief Ricketts was killed in a car accident while he was taking papers to the courthouse. He had been chief of the department for 6 months. He is survived by his wife, three children, and eight grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police William R. Ricketts of the New Middletown Police Department, Ohio
and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 2, 2021

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