Constable Edward F. Ryan

Constable Edward F. Ryan

Watertown Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, January 27, 1933

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Edward F. Ryan

Constable Edward Ryan died after being exposed to toxic fumes at a local oil company.

He had been assigned to patrol the oil company following a recent rash of burglaries. When another officer arrived the following morning to relieve him, he was found dead.

Constable Ryan had served with the Watertown Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

toxic fumes

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Constable Ryan,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Watertown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 27, 2023

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