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Police Officer John J. Ryan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, March 22, 1902

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Reflections for Police Officer John J. Ryan

Officer Ryan,
On today, the 114th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


United States Border Patrol

March 22, 2016

To be charged with drunk and disorderly and then act in such a manner that causes further and more serious charges and also to bring the death of a good man is bizarre, unfathomable and disgusting, and yet, it's commonplace, even 114 years later. Whatever his fate, I have no sympathy. You were taken from those who knew and loved you best, and for what? You, are a hero, he, meaningless and forgotten.

God Bless you and may your eternal rest ever be peaceful, Brother.

On a side note, a special note of thanks to those citizens who put themselves at risk to help apprehend the very man who caused your death. They are heroes, all.

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

February 7, 2016

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