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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God Bless you, Brother on the 84th anniversary of your tragic passing. It's heartwarming to see the descendants of the deceased leave reflections as it shows, that, if they keep you in their hearts and minds, you are still with them, if only in spirit.

May your continued rest remain peaceful, Patrolman Ralph.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 7, 2018

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