Police Officer Ryan Eugene Cappelletty

Police Officer Ryan Eugene Cappelletty

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 28, 2003

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.


  • 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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Another year has come and gone. Has it really even been that long?
Fifteen years gone by so fast. I wish He would have made it last.
Other duties as assigned. We all go in His due time.
Only memories of the past. Hoping that they'll always last.

It has been 15 years, but life is still difficult moving on without you in it. Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. Wishing that my girls wouldn't be missing out on having such a wonderful person in their lives. Only knowing you by your photo on the wall and memories that I share with them. It just doesn't seem fair. Please watch over them. I know you already are.

To the best big brother a little sister could ever ask for. I love you.

Rae Anne Buck

May 28, 2018

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