Sheriff William B. Ramsey

Sheriff William B. Ramsey

Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 28, 1889

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William B. Ramsey

Sheriff Ramsey was shot and killed when he responded to investigate reports of a man threatening a neighbor. When he arrived at the scene the man fatally shot him. The suspect was shot and killed by another citizen.

Sheriff Ramsey had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and six children. He was a Union Civil War Veteran who served as a private with the 3rd Iowa Calvary, Company I.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will erase the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 28, 2020

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