Officer Ralph Wendell Hoyt

Officer Ralph Wendell Hoyt

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1937

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Ralph Wendell Hoyt

Officer Ralph Hoyt succumbed to injuries received the previous day when his motorcycle struck a roadway depression and he was thrown off. Officer Hoyt and his partner were returning from a vehicle pursuit when the crash occured near the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Oak Lawn Avenue.

Patrolman Hoyt was a newly appointed cadet at the United States Army Air Corps had served with the Dallas Police Department for nine months and was survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 31
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, February 19, 1937


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Rest in peace Officer Hoyt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2023

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