Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William J. Ramos, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, June 14, 1960

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Reflections for Patrolman William J. Ramos, Jr.

I was a child, about 6 or 7 years old when my mother introduced me to a kind police officer as we were going out in our neighborhood. I believe he may have just become a police officer. We lived on Dean St. not far from where Barclay's Center is now located. I remember Officer Ramos seemed so tall and strong to me. He had a warm and friendly smile. Meeting him made me feel safe on our block and in our community. I always remembered this and years later learned he had been killed. It made me sad. It still does. Officer Ramos was killed on Flag Day, the day before my 8th birthday. I pray for him and his family. The positive impression you made on a young child will always be remembered. Rest in peace +.

Deborah Ewan Howitt

January 10, 2022

Sixty years have gone by and you have not been forgotten and you never will be. I pray for you and your family. Rest In Peace my Brother in Blue

LT. Bernardo Colon NYPD (Ret.)

June 15, 2020

60 years can never diminish the magnitude of such a brave sacrifice. God bless you and keep you forever.

Ret. P.O. Tom Roller
NYPD 72 Pct.

June 14, 2020

On this 60th “anniversary” of your untimely departure, please know that your sacrifice and heroism will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo(Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 14, 2020

Patrolman Ramos,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 14, 2020

Patrolman Ramos, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 26, 2019

I was three years old when you was taken away, I wish I could have gotten to know you my brave brother.

Joyce A Ramos

November 26, 2018

P.O. Ramos relieved me at midnight on Post 31 on Fulton St. and Franklin Av. in the 80 Pct. in Brooklyn we talked a minute said goodnight. I did not know till Wed. when I returned for a 4 to 12 tour. God bless you Bill. I retired 1979 P.O. PETER T. TRIOLA Sh# 22593

Pete T. Triola
Retired NYPD

February 21, 2018

I lived next to Officer Ramos's brother Jerome who had many kind words to say about his brother who died in the line of duty. May both William and Jerome rest in peace with their lord and savior.

James Snashall, ADA

August 6, 2016

May the soul of Officer William J. Ramos Jr rest in Heaven where he belongs. He died while serving and protecting his fellow human beings, and because of that reason alone his soul will forever rest in Heaven.
Thank you officer William J. Ramos Jr. for your service.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Hey, Just wanted to let his family know I will be running in honor of him for the 12th Annual NYPD Memorial Rin. He is a true hero and i hope to live up to his name.

PO Cecilio Ramos

May 1, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd 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. Rest In Peace.

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

June 15, 2012

Officer Ramos, From all accounts you performed your sworn duties leading up to the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. May God always watch over you and your family. The Criminal Justice System should take
your example and in the future do what is right and follow the letter of law. Death Penalty for Cop killers.


June 14, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Ramos and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

June 12, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

April 18, 2009

Dittos regarding the Anonymous post above.
The perp should have received life.
May God bless you and your family.

Lieutenant Angel Sosa (Ret)

July 20, 2007

may god bless patrolman ramos and his family and friend's and co-worker's.thank you for your dedication.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

November 23, 2006

P.O. Ramos, you have not been forgotten.

Chicago P.D.

October 2, 2006

Patrolman Ramos,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. It's a travesty of justice that your murderer served only 23 years. At the very least, he should have served Mandatory Life.



June 14, 2006

46 years gone by,,,GOD BLESS

Detective Jim Mulligan (retired)

June 11, 2006

May God bless you.
Your service is not forgotten.
Rest easy.

Ret. Sgt. AJC

October 2, 2005

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