Detective Captain John Ryan – Cranston Police

Capt. John Ryan

     Detective Captain John Ryan was born in Providence on February 7, 1903 and was appointed to the CPD on May 30, 1926.  He was promoted to Inspector in  September of 1944, and to captain in 1954 and commanded the detective division.  He retired from the Cranston PD in August of 1959 to take a position as the Chief of Police in East Greenwich.  He served as chief until his passing.   He passed away on December 13, 1969, and is buried in St. Ann’s Cemetery.  

Inspector Ryan – April, 1952