We will Remember Detective Christopher A. Ridley
Detective Christopher A. Ridley
End of Watch: January 25, 2008
Detective Christopher Ridley was shot and killed after being mistaken for a suspect in White Plains, New York.
Detective Ridley was off duty when he observed a fight between two homeless men near the intersection of Court Street and Martine Avenue at approximately 5:00 pm. He exited his vehicle, notified a security guard within one of the Westchester County officer building and attempted to break up the fight, but was then violently attacked by the aggressor. During the struggle, Detective Ridley's handgun fell to the ground and discharged, attracting the attention of two Westchester County police officers who were responding from the adjacent county building.
The two officers approached the scene as Detective Ridley picked up his weapon from the ground. Not realizing that Detective Ridley was a police officer, the two officers ordered him to drop his weapon and then fired when he did not immediately comply, fatally wounding him.
Detective Ridley is survived by his father and mother.