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Officer George Neal Ramsburg

Maryland Aviation Administration Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, February 22, 1974

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Reflections for Officer George Neal Ramsburg

I was working on the dispatch desk the morning a man came running in to report shots fired at a terminal. I was a new employee and shaking and couldn't really believe the situation. Not a day has gone by since then that I haven't thought of you and my officers. In my heart forever. RIP.

Virginia Nuckolls Strait
BWI dispatcher

March 28, 2024

Officer Ramsburg,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 22, 2024

Neal, 50 years today. You are always missed, remembered and respected my good friend.

Police Officer (ret) Walter Bader
SAPD & Montgomery Co MD

February 22, 2024

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and heroic sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 22, 2021

George Ramsburg was my best friend during school back in 1968. I often think of him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Don Sealing

October 23, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Ramsburg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 5, 2016

Thinking of you and your family today. Many thanks for your service in our law enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 8, 2016

Always in my heart, Neal.

David Robinette, Lt (Ret.)
Anne Arundel County Police Department

December 30, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 10, 2012

Remembering my Brother & Best Friend. On May 4th, 2012 I attended two Ceremonies today in your honor! They haven't forgotten you! The MTAP had their program at the Police Head Quarters. The 27 Annual Observance of Fallen Heroes Day is held at Dulaney Valley Memorial park. Today the Governor presented me with a Proclamation in your Honor. I know how you don't like seeing me cry, so I made u proud - I waited till I got home. Oh how I miss you! The airport is so large now, your death brought so many changes & is now a safer place to work. Tell everyone up hi for me - you have been gone 38 long years. .

Ginny Ramsburg Mueller

May 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Time never diminsihe respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. I thank your friends for sharing their memories and devotion through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

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

February 22, 2012

Thanks for your 11 months of services, George.


February 22, 2012

22 February 1974 is burned in my Memory forever. On that day I lost a friend and brother officer. Albert Allen and I reflected on they day quite often up until the day he joined you. Rest in Peace, knowing that you will not be forgotten.

Officer G. W. Brooks
S.A.A. PD./MSP/Md. Comp. Office

February 15, 2012

Neal -

You are still remembered and respected by your Shift Mates who survive you. Off. Allen and Bob Dandridge have joined you, and the rest will never forget.

T. Barrett, W. Bader, Owens, A. Shanahan, L. Todd

Shift Mates
SAPD - 22 Feb 1974

May 6, 2009

I remember the song that was playing on the radio when I heard of your tragic death. Even now 35 years later, I think of you when I hear that song. You were a gentle person with a wonderful smile. You were taken from all of us too soon.


March 11, 2009

Rest in peace. Bless the Ramsburg family.


February 22, 2009

You sir are a true Hero. Thank you.

Michael Brian
Naperville PD

December 29, 2008

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Ramsburg!

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 13, 2008

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 7, 2007

The holidays I am sure make your loss even harder for your family and friends. Continue to keep looking down over all of them.

December 5, 2006

Thirty two years ago you were taken away from your family, friends and co-workers. Just wanted to let you know that you are still being remembered. BWI Airport will always be a safer place for the citizens of Maryland to travel out of and receive visitors because your sacrifice is one of the reasons why that is possible. Thank you for protecting the passengers on the plane and in the terminal that day.

February 23, 2006

I was a small boy when my parents took me to Officer Ramsburg funeral in Ellicott City, MD. Neal’s sister was my Sunday school teacher. I remember the casket, flowers, honor guard, and a sea of police officers all wearing different uniforms with the biggest badges a small boy could imagine.

Neal was a hero to everyone and will be with me all of my life. You will never be forgotten.

Mark Bond
Criminal Justice Professor

February 3, 2006

A grateful nation thanks you for your bravery and sacrifice.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., Ca.

July 14, 2005

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