Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman John G. Ralph Age: 37 years old Tour: 6 years Boston Police End of Watch: Sunday, October 7, 1934
Obituary
Patrolman John Ralph died from injuries that was incurred in an on duty automobile accident.

The officer was a passenger in a department automobile, traveling home after being being called to the station on police business. At the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Washburn Street, the officer's vehicle was cut off by another driver, and a collision occurred. Officer Ralph died of his injuries two months later.

Patrolman Ralph had served with the Boston Police Department for six years, and was survived by his wife and six children.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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