Trooper Ralph Charles Tatoian

Trooper Ralph Charles Tatoian

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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Ralph Charles Tatoian

Trooper Ralph Tatoian was killed when his patrol car struck the back of a truck on I-44, west of St. Louis, Missouri, at approximately 4:30 am.

The trooper was responding to a search for a person suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy in Gasconade County. Trooper Tatoian's patrol car slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer, which was pulled partially off of the highway to assist with a previous accident.

The suspect who had shot the sheriff's deputy was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with Trooper Tatoian's death.

Trooper Tatoian had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 9.5 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1140

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

officer assistance, vehicle crash

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Happy 50th Birthday! Thinking of you today and wondering what our lives would be like if you were still here. You would be so proud of your kids. Little things they do and say remind me of you. The apple doesn’t fall far.
Love and miss you so much.
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Mary Ann Tatoian
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July 3, 2022

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