Inspector Ralph Cosmer Young

Inspector Ralph Cosmer Young

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, September 30, 1920

Ralph Cosmer Young

Inspector Ralph Young was killed in a vehicle crash while traveling between Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Wauregan, Connecticut, at approximately 6:00 pm.

He had traveled to Plainfield along with two state troopers and the borough president to investigate reports of a vehicle that had been driven in the state for more 30 days without an out-of-state license. As the officers were returning to Brooklyn the driver of the vehicle lost control on the wet roadway and struck a fence. The fence rail penetrated the windshield and struck Inspector Young, causing severe internal injuries.

Inspector Young was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Inspector Young had served with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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