The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Police Officer Raymond Guy Scarlato Jr.
Ray “Chili Dog” Scarlato was born June 22, 1942 to Raymond and Alma Scarlato, Sr. He attended Western Hills High School and graduated in 1961. He also attended the University of Cincinnati from 1967 to 1969.
After high school, he went to work as a salesman at Western Auto until November 1961. He then worked in the stock room at AVCO Corporation in Evendale through 1963. From December 1963 through January 1969 he worked as a Yard Conductor for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in Cheviot.
Ray joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on May 5, 1969. He was promoted to Patrolman on August 17, 1969, issued Badge 698, and assigned to District One (310 Lincoln Park Drive). Ten years later, he transferred to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). Near the close of his career, Officer Scarlato worked the street, worked the desk, conducted vehicle inspections, and provided shotgun maintenance for the district. Officer Scarlato retired on April 22, 1995 with almost 26 years of service and 24 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Officer Scarlato also tended a farm in Sparta, Kentucky while working for the citizens of Cincinnati. Upon retirement, he moved there.
He contracted cancer and passed away on September 22, 2019.
Officer Scarlato is survived by his wife, Christine Scarlato; daughter, Terrie (Phil) Rose; and brother Greg Scarlato and Jerry Scarlato.
There are no services planned.
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