Ralph L Croxton

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 1, 1924

Biographical Info

Age: 28

Tour of Duty: 7 months

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: April 1, 1924

Incident Location: 18th Street and Portland Avenue

Weapon Used: Gun (unknown type)

Case Status: Closed

Ralph Croxton headshot


Patrolman Croxton was shot and killed by a man he arrested in a raid the night before. The suspect confronted Patrolman Croxton at 18th Avenue and Portland Avenue. A heated argument ensued and the suspect pulled a pistol and killed Patrolman Croxton.

Patrolman Croxton had been with the agency for only seven (7) months. He is survived by his wife, two (2) sons, his parents, three (3) brothers, and three (3) sisters.

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