Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John G. Ralph

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, October 7, 1934

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Reflections for Patrolman John G. Ralph

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

October 7, 2022

Dear Grandpa,
I did not know you since you passed when my mom was 12. But I heard a lot above you. I have always been proud of 2 things in my life. First, I am Irish-Catholic from Boston. And second I am from a police family. Thank you dear grandpa for making me proud! RIP

Alicen McGowan PhD
Granddaughter in forensics

September 29, 2021

Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 7, 2020

God Bless you, Brother on the 84th anniversary of your tragic passing. It's heartwarming to see the descendants of the deceased leave reflections as it shows, that, if they keep you in their hearts and minds, you are still with them, if only in spirit.

May your continued rest remain peaceful, Patrolman Ralph.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 7, 2018

To my great- grandfather,

Thank you for your sacrifice and for the heroic example you have set for so many men and woman. You are not forgotten.

Laurinda Ralph
Great grand daughter

October 2, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 3, 2013

Patrolman Ralph,
On today, the 78th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.


U.S. Border Patrol

October 7, 2012

Officer Ralph you are still remembered by the men and women of the Boston Police. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 26, 2010

Patrolman Ralph, on this 70th anniversary of your sad departure from this life, please allow me to thank you for your years of service to the City of Boston and the people of the Commonwealth as a whole. I know you truly never left your family though your body was taken from them at such a young age.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 7, 2007

today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchaester, NH

October 7, 2007

I wish I knew you

January 3, 2007

Patrolman Ralph,
It has taken almost 69 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



August 1, 2006



July 30, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 29, 2006

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