Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James J. Ramp

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 8, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer James J. Ramp

Sir you are truly a real AMERICAN hero. This country would be a much better and safer place if there were more like you. Thank you for ALL of your service.

Public Safety Officer, J. Perrone
Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety, CA

March 10, 2007

Dear Officer Ramp,
My father Sgt. Daniel Hill was with you that day , I never saw him cry before and I remember being very afraid for my Dad. He spoke of you often through the years, always with great admiration and sorrow. I hope you two great men are together in heaven. God Bless You.
Diane Davies

Diane Davies

October 7, 2006

Honorable Officer Ramp,
I was 13 years old, and I saw what transpired on Channel 6 News , broadcast live. I didn't quite understand all the implications of what the dispute was about, but I saw your protection- and remember distinctly how you pushed someone else out of the line of fire. God Bless You; It will never be forgotten.
With All Respect,
K. Giafaglione

PCDT K. Giafaglione
Police Radio

September 14, 2006

My father worked with James "Jimmy" Ramp in the Stakeout Unit.He was one of the finest men you could ever know.He was over my home many times and was a dear friend of my father's.My father had the utmost respect for him;and to this day i have never seen my father cry like he did the day Jimmy lost his life.God Bless you Jimmy;you will never be forgotten.

Ofc.James Howard
Cheltenham Twp Police Dept.

August 9, 2006

We continue on in your memory. Rest in peace, Sir. Semper Fi.

Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

July 23, 2006

I met James Ramp As a 7 year old boy. I was in the Young Marines, an organization that Mr. Ramp heavily participated in along with other fine officers and ex marines like Carmen Marzano of the Phila Bomb Squad, whose son I was good friends with.

I remember feeling the sorrow of that day, along with being in awe of his bravery and selflessness.

At 17 I joined the Corps, and even told Mr. Ramp's story to other members of my platoon at Parris Island when exchanging stories about hereoes.

My father, Jerry Watkins, was a friend of Mr. Ramp's as well. I still think of him to this day, at 40 years old. The world needs more Marines and more Offices like Mr. Ramp.

Semper Fi, Devil Dog

Kevin Watkins

April 12, 2006

I played on the ballfied named in your honor when I was a child.
I work on your streets in honor of you today. You are a hero. May God comfort and protect your family.

Philadelphia PD

March 1, 2006

Officer Ramp , you are not forgotten and will never be forgotten. You remain in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless you as you sleep in God's love and His Arms. Thank you for all your hard work dedication and sacrifice in protecting the citizens of Phila. You are a Hero.
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO

January 9, 2006

Let us not forget that MOVE did not start on May 13,1985 but August of 1978 at 33rd & Pearl. While we are continually reminded by MOVE about the "murder" of their followers, I fear the memory of this great man is quickly forgotten. James Ramp is a symbol of what was at that time the Greatest Police Department in the World who held in their ranks fearless men of honor. Rest in Peace James.


September 15, 2005

I would like anyone who visits this web site to know the unselfish bravery of this man. As police attempted to remove violent "move members" they encountered a burst of gun fire from a 9mm automatic rifle. Several firemen and police were hit by gun fire, Jim Ramp immediately postioned himself over the wounded fully exposing himself to mortal gunfire. He was sruck in the neck and fell back onto the sidewalk next to the telephone pole and died immediately. I witnessed this great bravery and I witnessed this great man die. His action was the most unselfish act a human being can give.I have never forgotten and will never forget.

Sergeant Vincent Lowry

September 13, 2005

Officer Ramp,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your murder, I would like to thank you for your service and sacrifice, not just as a Philadelphia Police Officer but as a U.S. Marine in WWII and Korea as well.

Semper Fi Devil Dog
A former Marine;fellow LEO

August 8, 2005

May you rest in peace. A hero such as yourself will always be remembered.

Detective Chris McMullin
Bensalem Police Dept.

July 3, 2005

God bless you for your service to our country and your community. You are a true hero to us all.

St. Louis City Police

September 8, 2004

After all these years I was suprised to see noone else has either found this site or just don't remember. I want to let you know, where ever you may be, I have not forgotten.
I was standing beside you on Pearl st. when you were shot and I hope to stand at your side again.

Semper Fi,

John Monaghan

Detective retired John Monaghan
Philadelphia Police Department

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