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.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Chief Ricketts,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

April 2, 2022

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