Officer Ralph Maple

Officer Ralph Maple

Colton Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1916

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Ralph Maple

Officer Maple was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a suspect who was drunk and was threatening others at the Sante Fe Depot.

The suspect, 58, was arrested, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 10 years in prison on December 21, 1916. He was released on June 28, 1923.

Officer Maple had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Released in 1923

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

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