Lieutenant Ralph Augustus Chase

Lieutenant Ralph Augustus Chase

Gardiner Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, January 1, 1966

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Ralph Augustus Chase

Lieutenant Ralph Chase was assaulted while making an arrest in a domestic situation at a local club. He was caught from behind, bear-hugged and kneed in the abdomen, which result in a massive pulmonary hemorrhage, from which he died.

Despite being assaulted by several suspects, only one person was charged in connection with the incident. The suspect was convicted of simple assault.

Lieutenant Chase was a Maine National Guard veteran and had served with the Gardiner Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Convicted of simple assault

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Rest in peace Lt. Chase.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 21, 2020

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