P.O. Patrick J. Ryan #4940


Name: Ryan , Patrick J.
Star: 4940
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Shakespeare Avenue Station
End of Watch: 08 August 1933
Incident Details: Police Officer Patrick Ryan, 45, assigned to the Shakespeare Avenue Station. On August 8, 1933, Officer Ryan attempted to execute an arrest warrant on ex-convict, Joseph Fallon. Officer Ryan was unaware that Fallon was hiding in the room. Fallon surprised the officer and opened fire. Officer Ryan was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Joseph Fallon was later killed.

Officer Ryan was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Angeline’ and children, William and John Jr.