Sergeant Donald William Ramey

Sergeant Donald William Ramey

Transylvania County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Donald William Ramey

Sergeant Don Ramey died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Transylvania County Detention Center at 153 Public Safety Way in Brevard.

Sergeant Ramey was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office for four years. Sergeant Ramey is survived by his wife and three children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 620
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 5, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen Officer, Sgt. Donald Ramey. May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2021

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