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West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sherman M. Ricketts

1898 - 1962

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 8, 2015
1. Sherman M Ricketts Marker
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Inscription.  In tribute to
Chief of Police: 1958- 1962
Sherman M. Ricketts
Who gave his life in the line of duty in the early morning hours of June 29th, 1962. while investigating a suspicious person complaint, he was struck down without warning by the bullets of a gunman. Although mortally wounded by three bullets, without the slightest regard for his own safety, the dying Chief Ricketts returned the fleeing gunman’s fire and disabled him.
This tablet presented by the family
 
Erected by West Liberty Town Council and Businessmens’ Association. Appreciative Citizens and Interested Friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1962.
 
Location. 40° 15.21′ N, 83° 45.348′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Detroit Street (U.S. 68) and Columbus Street, on the right when traveling north on North Detroit Street. Marker is on the west wall of the West Liberty Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N Detroit St, West Liberty OH 43357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 8, 2015
2. Sherman M Ricketts Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hull's Trace (a few steps from this marker); Moluntha (a few steps from this marker); West Liberty World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Liberty / Glover Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael Lane Partin (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Liberty Lion's Club Park (approx. half a mile away); Onion Ditch Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Liberty.
 
Sherman M Ricketts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 25, 2015
3. Sherman M Ricketts Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, the West Liberty Town Hall
Sherman M Ricketts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 8, 2015
4. Sherman M Ricketts Marker
Close up of portrait on marker
Sherman M Ricketts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 8, 2015
5. Sherman M Ricketts Marker
Chief Ricketts' grave marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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