Patrolman John G. Ralph

Patrolman John G. Ralph

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, October 7, 1934

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John G. Ralph

Patrolman John Ralph died from injuries that was incurred in an on duty automobile accident.

The officer was a passenger in a department automobile, traveling home after being being called to the station on police business. At the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Washburn Street, the officer's vehicle was cut off by another driver, and a collision occurred. Officer Ralph died of his injuries two months later.

Patrolman Ralph had served with the Boston Police Department for six years, and was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 8, 1934

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Dear Grandpa,
I did not know you since you passed when my mom was 12. But I heard a lot above you. I have always been proud of 2 things in my life. First, I am Irish-Catholic from Boston. And second I am from a police family. Thank you dear grandpa for making me proud! RIP

Alicen McGowan PhD
Granddaughter in forensics

September 29, 2021

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