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Delaware Dedicates Memorial Sign Honoring Fallen Officer

Posted: 08/30/2017 07:55:00 -04:00 Updated:
A memorial sign was arrested Tuesday for Officer Francis Ryan, who was killed in the line of duty in 1922. (Photo: Delaware State Police) A memorial sign was arrested Tuesday for Officer Francis Ryan, who was killed in the line of duty in 1922. (Photo: Delaware State Police)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Delaware is honoring an officer who died in the line of duty nearly a century ago.

Delaware State Police held a ceremony at East Holly Oak Road Wilmington on Tuesday to dedicate a memorial sign honoring Officer Francis Ryan, who died at the age of 31 in 1922.

Ryan was a member of the Delaware State Highway Police when his motorcycle was struck by a car while he was trying to catch a speeding driver on the Philadelphia Pike.

Ryan's relatives, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn, Delaware Secretary of of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security Robert Coupe, and Delaware State Police Superintendent Col. Nathanial McQueen Jr. were among those who attended the ceremony.

McQueen said Delaware State Police has held eight ceremonies honoring fallen troopers through the Line of Duty Death Memorial Sign Program since 2012.

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