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New Hero Search Michael J. Ratikan - Jun. 14, 1971 (20126)

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Oklahoma City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: OK, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 14, 1971
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Oklahoma City Police Dept. - OK
700 Colcord Dr  
Oklahoma, OK   73102   USA
(405)297-1000
County: Oklahoma
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: OK   USA   Mon. Jun. 14, 1971
Summary: Officer Michael Ratikan was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.

During routine questioning, the driver fled on foot. Officer Ratikan caught the driver and began struggling with him as the driver's brother emerged from the car and fired a .25 caliber automatic pistol. Officer Ratikan was struck and died almost instantly. Officer Ratikan's partner returned fire as the occupants fled. The suspect initially escaped, however he was later captured.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment on September 30, 1971. He has a parole hearing in August of 2012.

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