Deputy Sheriff Ragnar B. Larson

Deputy Sheriff Ragnar B. Larson

Kane County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 12, 1954

Ragnar B. Larson

Deputy Ragnar 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 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 a 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

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Deputy Larson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-11-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 11, 2017

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