Border Patrol Inspector Ralph W. Ramsey

Border Patrol Inspector Ralph W. Ramsey

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, February 26, 1942

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Ralph W. Ramsey

Border Patrol Inspector Ralph Ramsey was killed when he fell underneath a train he was attempting to board in Columbus, New Mexico.

He and another inspector were conducting checks of the train yard and noticed an open boxcar. He was attempting to board the moving train as it slowly passed a siding but he fell beneath it and was dragged a short distance.

Inspector Ramsey served with the United States Border Patrol for only eight months.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location New Mexico

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Patrol Inspector Ramsey,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2022

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