Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez, Jr.

Independence County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, November 18, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez, Jr.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Ramirez will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 1, 2021

Thank you for your service. We’ll take it from here!

Sgt J Thompson

December 1, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

November 30, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 30, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend B Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 30, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

November 28, 2021

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Deputy Sheriff Zach Hardin
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

November 27, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

November 27, 2021

Sheriff Ramirez, our Lord took you back to himself when your life was just starting, for reasons known to Him alone. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

November 27, 2021

Your bravery and that of your fellow officers is why I breath free. You will never be forgotten.

Patricia Harrison

November 24, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 24, 2021

Deputy Ramirez,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 24, 2021


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

November 24, 2021

Ramirez family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Deputy Ramirez thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

November 23, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

November 23, 2021

God bless you Deputy Ramirez - we are all forever grateful for your service & ultimate sacrifice - GODSPEED

Robert p colburn
Boston PD

November 23, 2021

Frank, you were a good man and I’m sure a good Officer. I haven’t seen you or been in touch since 2018-A graduation but everyone who worked with you sang your praises. You will be missed by all who’s lives were touched by you. I morn for your wife and babies. I pray that they can’t find some semblance of peace knowing that you died as you lived, with honor and a heart eager to serve. Rest In Peace, #121, we will hold the line from here.

Cpl. Dayton Evans
Boone County, AR Sheriff’s Office

November 23, 2021

To the Family and Department:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May it help in some small way knowing others care.

Kay DeVanie Wood
Mother of fallen Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie, End of Watch 4/

November 23, 2021

To the Family and Department:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May it help in some small way knowing others care.

Kay DeVanie Wood
Mother of fallen Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie, End of Watch 4/

November 23, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Ramirez and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP #16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

November 23, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Ramirez. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Independence County, Batesville and the United States

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

November 23, 2021

Rest In Peace sir . Thank you for your service .

Just a citizen that loves our officers V
Citizen of this great country

November 23, 2021

R.I.P Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez

Brian Molyneaux

November 23, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

November 23, 2021

Rest In Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

November 23, 2021

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