George Arthur Ratliff, 75, of Payson, passed away at Banner Baywood Hospital, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born October 2, 1943 in Waukegan, Illinois, where he began his long career in law enforcement, eventually retiring from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen R. Ratliff; and five children: Dave Ratliff (Michele) of Vancouver Washington, Melissa Molsberry (Pat) of Phoenix, Scott Ratliff (Geneva) of Sacramento California, Patricia Charlson of Phoenix, and Dawn Hook of Phoenix; as well as many grand-children and great-grandchildren. Although he has passed, he will always be in our hearts. Gone but never forgotten.
Detective George A Ratliff – End of Watch: April 2, 2019