Special Agent Ramsey D. Blackburn

Special Agent Ramsey D. Blackburn

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, January 2, 1907

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Ramsey D. Blackburn

Special Agent Ramsey Blackburn was shot and killed from ambush in Warrior, Alabama, shortly after getting off duty.

Earlier in the evening he had gone to the residence of a prominent citizen of the town and served an arrest warrant on a musician who was performing at the home. The homeowner became upset with Agent Blackburn for serving the warrant while the man was performing.

Agent Blackburn was shot from ambush by multiple subjects several hours later, shortly after he got off duty. He was struck by both pistol and shotgun rounds. He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital where he died a short time later.

Two subjects were arrested in connection with his murder but the charges were dismissed at a preliminary hearing.

Special Agent Blackburn had previously served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and as the town marshal of Warrior, Alabama. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

ambush, off duty, revenge

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 23, 2016

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