Police Officer Joseph H. Ryan

Police Officer Joseph H. Ryan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 1926

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Joseph H. Ryan

Police Officer Joseph Ryan suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while directing traffic at the intersection of Fifth Street and Wyoming Avenue.

He was taken to the Jewish Hospital where he died one hour later.

Officer Ryan was a United States Army Spanish American War veteran and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

directing traffic

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Rest in peace always and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 31, 2020

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