Patrolman Ralph J. DeSalle, Jr.

Patrolman Ralph J. DeSalle, Jr.

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, June 13, 1984

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Ralph J. DeSalle, Jr.

Patrolman Ralph DeSalle was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident on I-680, near Wayne Avenue.

A speeding tractor trailer attempted to stop but jack-knifed and struck Patrolman DeSalle at approximately 3:45 pm. Patrolman DeSalle was transported to South Side Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 30 minutes later.

Patrolman DeSalle was assigned to the Traffic Division and also served as a part-time officer for the Youngstown State University Police Department. He had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, sister and brother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 50

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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Rest in peace Patrolman DeSalle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2020

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