Deputy Sheriff Charlie Ramsey

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Ramsey

Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 27, 1943

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Charlie Ramsey

Deputy Charlie Ramsey succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 10 days earlier while investigating a disturbance in Mt. Vernon. A soldier, who was home on furlough, became involved in an argument on a public street. A third man walked up and took sides against the soldier. As Deputy Ramsey approached the group, the third man suddenly pulled out a .32 caliber revolver, shot the soldier, and then shot Deputy Ramsey. Despite being wounded, Deputy Ramsey was able to subdue the suspect.

Deputy Ramsey was taken to a hospital in London, Kentucky, where he underwent surgery. It was believed he would recover from the wound, however, he contracted pneumonia and died as a result.

The suspect, 22, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years.

Deputy Ramsey was survived by his mother, five sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 18, 1943
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Deputy Sheriff Ramsey,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rockcastle County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 27, 2018

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