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


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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Officer Ramirez,

You were well known to the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department (Southside Division). You would consistently check up on us and warn us of certain areas or particular gangs. Each time, you would offer your assistance on any "home visit" or any situation that may escalate to an extreme. We felt reassured and grateful that we had your support and protection. We were devastated when we heard the news.

May God always keep you close to Him.

Juanita M. Gonzalez, former Juvenile Probation Officer

Juanita M. Gonzalez/Former Juvenile Probation Officer
January 25, 2014


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