Officer James Benjamin Ramsey

Officer James Benjamin Ramsey

Ashland Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, July 7, 1920

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James Benjamin Ramsey

Officer Ramsey was shot and killed when he and other officers raided a liquor still. The suspect, age 20, was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Alabama Supreme Court granted him a new trial and he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 17 years. In 1923 he was granted a third trial, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to one year.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Served 3 years

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Officer Ramsey,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ashland.


United States Border Patrol

July 7, 2020

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