Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Henry Ritchason

Zanesville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 1, 1954

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Reflections for Captain Henry Ritchason

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain Henry Ritchason of the Zanesville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

May 1, 2020

Captain Ritchason, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 9, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John M. Donnelly of the Springfield Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 14, 1931

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

May 1, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 1, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain Henry Ritchason of the Zanesville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 1, 2018

He was my beloved uncle. I lived in nelsonville Ohio and he visited just before he was killed . He was also a great prize fighter before he quit and returned to zanesville .

Jim Sanborn
Nephew

October 18, 2015

Many memorie's of you and your wife Myrtle and your son's Bob and Jack who were neighbor's of our family through the 1940's and 1950's. Never forgotten and thank you for your service to our community.

Sincerely Carolyn Cosgrave
May 1st 2013

carolyn cosgrave
Friend and Neighbor

May 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary of your death. 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.

I am sure that you are proud that your family continues your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

Ironic that Henry Ritchason, and irwin Tate was working the downtown beat together around 1939. Both men had about 4 years experience on the job. Ritchason shot and killed a suspected car thief. Investigation ruled it was justifible.

About 2 weeks after that 1939 shooting incident, officer Irwin Tate was gunned down and killed by an assailent. Tate's killer was likewise tracked down and killed by officers.

About 15 years later, officer Ritchason, now a detective Captain was accidently shot and killed by a collegue while engaged in a raid on a moonshine still.

August 5, 2006

Although I never met my Grandpa I've read every newspaper article & listened to every family memory. I'm proud to know that I'm related to such a dedicated officer & a great humanitarian. It's also pretty cool that my brother, Randy Ritchason has followed in his footsteps.
With much pride,
Jacqueline "Beth Ritchason" Lanser

Jacqueline (Ritchason) Lanser
Grand daughter

June 8, 2006

Thank you for your 19 years of service to the community. Gone but never forgotten, keep a watchful eye out for those men and women still serving down here.

Jennifer Tanner
widow Dep. Robert Tanner

March 30, 2004

Your service to this city has not been forgotten. We see your picture on the wall in the station as we continue on.

Lt. William Shaw
Zanesville Police Dept.

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