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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sheriff Ramsey,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lucas County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 28, 2019

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