Police Officer Ryan Eugene Cappelletty

Police Officer Ryan Eugene Cappelletty

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 28, 2003

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Ryan Eugene Cappelletty

Police Officer Ryan Cappelletty was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to reports of gunshots at 3014 South Ridge Drive shortly before 7:00 am.

When the officers arrived they encountered a suspect with a gun standing in the front lawn of a home. The suspect opened fire on the officers, who returned fire.

Officer Cappelletty and the suspect were both fatally wounded. Officer Cappelletty was transported to CJW Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Cappelletty had graduated from the academy only five months earlier. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 301

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

shots fired call

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I didn't work with Officer Cappelletty but did work at CCPD several years after him but I can assure everyone they have not forgotten him. His name was heard quite a bit when I was there. Police officers are a different breed of people. It took me a long time to realize this. It's inexplicable, actually. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I really am speechless beyond that.

a non o mus
Former CCPD

June 27, 2019

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