Deputy Sheriff Henderson Ramsey

Deputy Sheriff Henderson Ramsey

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 1932

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Henderson Ramsey

Deputy Sheriff Henderson Ramsey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for public drunkenness in the Path Fork area of Insull, Kentucky.

Deputy Ramsey had arrested the man's brother earlier in the evening and had delivered him to the justice of the peace, then returned to arrest the other brother. The man saw Deputy Ramsey approaching, drew his weapon and fatally shot him. The 19-year-old suspect was arrested a short time later. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years in the state reformatory.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to be the first to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 23, 2012

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