John Raglan
John raglan
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Cause of death Shot by Hal Lockwood
Occupation Former police detective
Character Information
Appearances Knockdown
Portrayed by Joel Polis

John Raglan was the presiding detective in Johanna Beckett's murder. [1]

He was previously the arresting officer on Bob Armen's case, but in reality he and his friend Gary McCallister and their rookie pal Roy Montgomery had killed Armen [2], the three of them framing mobster Joe Pulgatti for Armen's death. [3]

Years later, upon learning that he was dying of lymphoma, Raglan attempted to tell Kate Beckett the truth about her mother's death during a meeting in a diner.

Beckett was accompanied by Richard Castle, as Raglan had asked that she not bring any cops with her, but he was shot by Hal Lockwood from a nearby building before he could say anything incriminating. ("Knockdown")


  1. Revealed in episode A Chill Goes Through Her Veins
  2. In "Knockout"
  3. Revealed in "Knockdown"

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