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Patrolman Gilbert E. Ramirez | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Gilbert E. Ramirez

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 24, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/24/1983

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Gilbert Ramirez was shot and killed by a man with a shotgun while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Tedder Street.

Nearing the end of his shift, Patrolman Ramirez contacted his wife to let him know he was on the way home. When the domestic call came out, Patrolman Ramirez recognized the address and suspect as a fellow member of his local church and he responded. Upon his arrival, Patrolman Ramirez was met by the suspect with a shotgun in his hand. It is suspected Officer Ramirez felt that he could talk him down and did not pull his weapon out, however, after talking with him and realizing the suspect was not going to drop his weapon Patrolman Ramirez returned to his patrol car to radio for help at which time the suspect charged Patrolman Ramirez, shooting him in the face.

Patrolman Ramirez had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Dear grandpa,

I know you didn't know me when you passed ha well you didnt even think of me i wasnt a thought when you passed, but now i know you can see me from heaven.

Grandpa i hear a lot of nice stories about you all the time that grandma always tells me. She tells me these things because she can never stop thinking about you and neither can uncle Adrian and my mom Chrissie.

I just wish i had that chance to meet you and be with you but soon i will be when my time comes grandpa i miss you and i love you rest in piece.

~you're granddaughter Jordan
12-18-14

Jordan
granddaughter
December 18, 2014

 

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