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Clarence Ritsch

Clarence Ritsch

Male 1884 - 1934  (50 years)

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  • Name Clarence Ritsch 
    Born 11 Feb 1884  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 May 1934  Carmi, White, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13276  Ritch
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Family Ella Brahnon,   b. 29 Oct 1887, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1953, Carmi, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1909  Posey, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Verla Ruth Ritch,   b. 30 Mar 1924, Carmi, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 2017, Ironton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
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    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1909 - Posey, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 1934 - Carmi, White, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Chief of Police, Carmi, Indiana

      Chief Clarence Ritsch was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner to jail that he had arrested for being intoxicated.

      As they walked to the jail, the man reached inside of his coat pocket and fired a handgun. Although mortally wounded, Chief Ritsch was able to return fire. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended and sentenced to 99 years in prison. He was paroled December 6, 1957.

      Chief Ritsch had served with the Carmi Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.