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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I think of you often. We worked together in Santa Cruz County before you joined DEA, You're a wonderful guy and I've always regretted what happened. We all knew it was part of the job, but you deserved a long career. I remember you every New Years Eve and part of my toast is for you. Rest in Peace, Bill.

Senior Special Agent (Retired) Martin Bi
INS Organized Crime Drug Enforecment Task Force

October 2, 2023

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