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Trooper John D. Ryan

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, March 3, 1950

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Reflections for Trooper John D. Ryan

R.I.P. Trooper Ryan. Your sacrifice in the line of duty is held in the highest of respect.

Christine A. Haines MCO retired
Michigan State Police retired Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer.

July 30, 2021

Trooper Ryan, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2019

Dad I miss you so much.

Linda Ryan Fortin

April 28, 2014

Trooper Ryan,
On today, the 63rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 3, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 10, 2012

Merry Christmas, Trooper Ryan, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


March 3, 2008

Prior to enlisting in the MSP several years ago, I cut grass as a college student at the Holy Cross cemetery where you are laid to rest. One of the many experiences that cemented my decision to become a State Trooper was something that I witnessed at your grave one day. As I was working sometime around Memorial Day, I noticed a blue goose driving around the grounds. Eventually, the Troopers pulled up along side of me and asked if I could point out where your grave was. Some time before that day, I had already taken notice of the marker on your grave that states, "Trooper John Ryan - Died of injuries while on duty". I was able to immediately direct the Troopers to your grave and watched them place a small Michigan flag in the ground, come to full attention, salute you, and thank you for your service and sacrifice. I was profoundly effected by this tremendous show of respect and reverence. A year or two later, I also became a MSP Trooper - and I can tell you that your sacrifice is still remembered by the present day Troops. Trooper Ryan, I salute you. RIP.

Michigan State Police

May 19, 2007

It's been 57 years and I miss you as much today as I did then

Linda Ryan Fortin

March 5, 2007

Even though it has been 56 years since your passing you are still remembered and honored by your fellow Troopers in the Michigan State Police.

Michigan State Police

July 4, 2006

Trooper Ryan, thank you for your service to your state. Your dedication shall never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

A citizen

May 12, 2006


Every officer who dies in the line of duty deserves a reflection to his memory. It is my honor to be the first for you. After all these years you are not forgotten. Rest in peace Trooper Ryan.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 6, 2004

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