Deputy Sheriff Ragnar B. Larson

Deputy Sheriff Ragnar B. Larson

Kane County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 12, 1954

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Ragnar B. Larson

Deputy Sheriff Ray Larson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a domestic battery warrant on Rural Avenue in Aurora Township.

Deputy Larson and the local magistrate had gone to the man's home at 1100 Rural Street to serve the warrant. Deputy Larson knocked on the door and announced himself but received no answer. When he went inside the dark trailer, the man opened fire, striking him. The magistrate returned fire and wounded the suspect.

Deputy Larson was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds three weeks later following surgery to remove the bullet.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 8

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 20, 1954
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

warrant service, domestic

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Deputy Sheriff Larson,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kane County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 12, 2024

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