Special Agent William Ramos

Special Agent William Ramos

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, December 31, 1986

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William Ramos

Special Agent William Ramos was shot and killed by a drug trafficking suspect while trying to make an arrest during an undercover investigation at Las Milpas, Texas, near the Mexico border.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of a supermarket in the 6500 block of S Cage Boulevard. The subject who shot him was apprehended, convicted of first-degree murder of a DEA agent, and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987.

Agent Ramos had served with the DEA for six years and had served in law enforcement for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

narcotics, undercover

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RIP Agent Ramos. I came across page on accident. It’s beautiful to be able to do this. And to read the reflections of those that loved you is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Thank you for your dedicated service to stand and protect. Anyone in law enforcement is beyond amazing. To be respected, honored and praised. I’m sorry to those who loved you. Again, RIP.

Daughter of Ret. ATF agent

January 31, 2022

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