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 was a Union Civil War veteran and had served with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and six children.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

disturbance, domestic

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August 21, 2022

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