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Sergeant John T. Ramsey | New Mexico State Police, New Mexico New Mexico State Police, New Mexico


John T. Ramsey

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 5, 1953

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Age: 39

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 5/5/1953

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Sergeant Ramsey and Joe Patrolman Aven were killed in an automobile accident while en route to Sweetwater, Texas, to follow up on a perjury investigation. During the drive another vehicle entered their travel lane while attempting to pass another car. Sergeant Ramsey took evasive action and swerved to the right. At the same time the oncoming car swerved to the left and the two vehicle collided head-on. Sergeant Ramsey was killed instantly and Patrolman Aven succumbed to his injuries the following day. A third police officer in the vehicle survived the accident.
Sergeant Ramsey had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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End of Watch: Thursday, August 6, 1953
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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 31, 2013


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