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Officer Francis Ryan

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, November 2, 1922

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Reflections for Officer Francis Ryan

From one Delaware Trooper to another, on this 98th anniversary of your untimely death, no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always, TFFT.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 2, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Trooper Ryan, remembered now and forever on your fateful anniversary....

Sgt. Al Wysock
Delaware City PD (NCCPD Ret.)

November 2, 2016

My grandmother lost her only sibling on that day in 1922. It is an honor to attend services as I did today and lay a rose in his honor. Over the past 20 years I've learned more about the man who was forgotten. May God bless and protect all our men and women who serve.

Lori Dougherty
Great grand niece

December 7, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Ryan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 2, 2011

You were the forgotten Trooper; for years you were not included in the memorial ranks of the DSP. They got their official start in 1923, because of a name change you were not included. Now, more than ever, you are finally given your proper place in the great history of one of the finest law enforcement agencies you help start with your life. You and your brothers were the foundation of the Delaware State Police. The finest full service law enforcement agency in the world.

OFC. Glenn E. Kresge
U.S. Department Of Defense Police

June 20, 2008

Here we are one year later, still remembering and honoring you as always. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 2, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

Trooper Ryan,
Recently, the anniversary of the end of the watch for two of our borther DSP troopers passed. I thought it would be fitting to learn more about the faces we see every day on the memorial walls of every DSP troop and in the academy. Rest in peace. We thank you for your service.

Delaware State Police

January 12, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

November 2, 2006

Browsing through the ODMP as I do everyday, I happen to come across a brother Delaware Trooper who left us far too young on this very day 84 years ago. Thank you always for your service and dedication to this department and to the public safety of the people of Delaware. You will never be forgotten sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 2, 2006

Trooper Ryan, I was going to add a memorial until I read the one left below by Cpl. Al Wysock. It said it all and anyone that has worn a badge, knows exactly what he means! Nice job Al.
Thank you Trooper Ryan for your service.

Sgt Michael Edes
Maine State Police

January 17, 2006

Officer Ryan, for years you were mistakenly forgotten but now you are honored here. It's funny how sometimes things come to light unexpectedly. Today I was cleaning out the attic of my father's house (himself a retired DSP Trooper)when in the rafters I noticed an old newspaper left there years ago by some previous homeowner. It's pages were old and yellowed and it began to fall apart in my hands when one section fell into my lap. I picked it up and noticed it was dated 18 Oct 1922. It read "BADLY HURT CHASING SPPEDER Wilmington, Del Oct, 18 Francis Ryan of NO 2117 Biddle St., only recently appointed a member of the State Highway Force is in the Delaware Hospital with broken legs and lacerations, the result of a collision following a chase after a speeding automobile on the Philadelphia Pike last night. His condition is regarded as serious, but he will recover unless complications set in." How fitting that this article would fall into the lap of a brother officer 83 years later! I see nothing has changed the job is as always, dangerous even in the most routine of tasks. Rest well Officer Ryan we have the watch from here. "Ich Hatte Einen Kameraden".

Cpl. Al Wysock #2257
New Castle County DE Police

December 7, 2005

Rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

October 31, 2003

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