Deputy Sheriff Ralph A. Harshe

Deputy Sheriff Ralph A. Harshe

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, September 2, 1936

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Ralph A. Harshe

Deputy Harshe was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance between a married woman and a single man. Deputy Harshe was shot upon entering the home. The suspect then murdered the woman before committing suicide.

Deputy Harshe had served with the agency for just under 2 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 15, 2013

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