Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Timothy Ryan

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 1943

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Reflections for Officer Timothy Ryan

To the Family of Officer Ryan,

I was a couple of months shy of 5 years old when Officer Ryan was killed. My father was an SFFD firefighter and when I got a little older he told me how Tim had been shot and killed. My father knew Tim and his wife and I began to comprehend the impact of Tim's death. It was very disturbing to my young mind but I never forgot it.

Recently I found this Memorial Page and decided to look up Officer Ryan and found this opportunity to post a reflection.

In thinking of your relative, I can remember some of the thoughts and feelings that I experienced so long ago. They were unsettling and I wanted at that time to somehow fix it so Officer Ryan would have survived. This of course, was my childhood thought process and not reality. The sadness of his family's loss lingered and even today there are tinges of memory that bring sorrow to my heart.

I am a retired law enforcement officer and have been to several funerals of fallen officers. It is always an emotional event for me to reflect on the stark reality of what is involved in serving in such a worthy profession.

I have read the posted comments from some of you, his family and commend you for keeping Tim's memory alive. God bless you for your faithfulness.

Jim Dowling (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

June 21, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 11, 2018

Lynn, Denis Murray here in Ireland. Your grandfather was my mother's brother. I remember receiving the sad news. Please make contact Lynn if you see this. Denis

Denis Murray
Nephew of Tim Ryan

March 21, 2017

Dear Grandpa,

I deeply regret never having had the opportunity to know you. I'm deeply saddened that you were taken from our family in such a senseless, horrific way.

May you rest in peace Grandpa. I love you even though I never had the chance to personally meet you.

You were a man a great integrity. I hope to live my life in such a way as to make you proud. May you rest in peace Grandpa.


Love your granddaughter,

Lynn Ryan

Lynn Ryan
granddaughter

June 17, 2013

May you rest in peace uncle Timothy from your niece Eibhlish Lucey, London (formerly Cornerea,Inchigeela,Co Cork Eire.

family
NIECE

January 4, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. Even 66 years ago domestic violence incidents and suicide by cop incidents posed grave danger to responding officers. I see that your wife was pregnant with your third child...how sad that this child only knew you through pictures and stories. My cherished son was also murdered 2 1/2 months before his son Cody was born.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 11, 2009

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Ryan, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

February 11, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 8, 2008

No man goes unnoticed before G-d.Thank you for your service.

February 11, 2006

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