Patrol Driver John H. Ryan

Patrol Driver John H. Ryan

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1910

John H. Ryan

Patrol Driver John Ryan was shot and killed while he attempted to apprehend a wanted fugitive.

Patrol Driver Ryan and two officers were on duty at a police sub-station when they were informed of the location of a wanted fugitive. The three officers responded to the location. When they arrived, they split up and attempted to draw the suspect out of the location. When they did, a chase ensued and the suspect opened fire, killing Patrol Driver Ryan.

The suspect was wounded in the gun battle, but escaped. He was arrested two days later when he went to a hospital to get medical attention for his gunshot wound. Five other men were also arrested and charged with assisting the fugitive.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2012

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