Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent William Ramos

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, December 31, 1986

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Reflections for Special Agent William Ramos

I think of you often. We worked together in Santa Cruz County before you joined DEA, You're a wonderful guy and I've always regretted what happened. We all knew it was part of the job, but you deserved a long career. I remember you every New Years Eve and part of my toast is for you. Rest in Peace, Bill.

Senior Special Agent (Retired) Martin Bi
INS Organized Crime Drug Enforecment Task Force

October 2, 2023

To my father-in-law, who was taken too soon. I promise your daughter and your wife will be cared for. I promise your grandchildren will know your story. I promise you will live on in memories and your legacy.

You will never be forgotten.

Special Agent

May 15, 2023

RIP Agent Ramos. I came across page on accident. It’s beautiful to be able to do this. And to read the reflections of those that loved you is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Thank you for your dedicated service to stand and protect. Anyone in law enforcement is beyond amazing. To be respected, honored and praised. I’m sorry to those who loved you. Again, RIP.

Daughter of Ret. ATF agent

January 31, 2022

We grew up together in the Bronx, our moms were best friends and so were we. I'll never forget you, your sister or your mom. I will forever cherish our childhood memories. God's peace be with you, your mom,sister, wife, and two daughters.

Thomas Perales
Loving friend

June 11, 2021

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 31, 2020

RIP sir; Never to be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Ramos.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 21, 2019

May you Rest In Peace.❤️

Diana Villanueva

January 1, 2019

May you Rest In Peace.❤️

Diana Villanueva

January 1, 2019

Special Agent Ramos will never ever be forgotten.May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 15, 2018

I met your sister-in-law last week and learned that your brother and his family live in this area. I was glad to see that I had already posted a reflection for you...there is such a connection when you meet a family member of a fallen officer. You are remembered today.

Rest in Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

Agent Ramos,

Today I honor you for the sacrifice you made so long ago for the people of the United States. You have not been forgotten. Rest easy, brother.

Senior Ptlm. J. Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

June 8, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 19, 2008



December 28, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 19, 2006

I knew you--you were dedicated and you believed in what you did--good job- RIP

DEA, retired

November 7, 2005

No crisp uniform of honor did he wear
Nor golden badge of glory did his chest bear
Only troubling thoughts of money, guns and drugs
Fighting back the tears as he collected his nightly hugs

In this secret life he chose, he clearly was the best
But his uneasy path was much different then the rest
He knelt in prayer with his family at night
Before he quietly went out to carry on his fight

They kept a scrapbook of his many feats
But his true worth is not captured on these sheets
He knew that he was a soldier in a losing war
And his return to those who love him was unsure

His futile fight to save a city block by block
Resulted one night in that tragic knock
His friends sadly called upon his loving wife
With a tearful message of how he lost his life

One last time his brothers gave him praise
But only half way up Old Glory did they raise
And in the end the bugler played his solemn tune
With prayers that his soul will enter soon

God bless you, brave warrior!

Private citizen
U. S. A.

October 17, 2004

Thanks Agent Ramos for your fight on the war on drugs, you are a hero. Blessed are the peace keepers.

Officer G. Long

February 1, 2004

All officers should have a reflection. Thank you for all you did. Rest in Peace.

December 31, 2003

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