Deputy Sheriff Charlie Ramsey

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Charlie Ramsey
End of Watch: Sat, Nov 27th, 1943
Date of Incident: Thu, Nov 18th, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 42


His mother, five sisters, and three brothers


Deputy Charlie Ramsey succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 10 days earlier while investigating a disturbance in Mt. Vernon.

A soldier, who was home on furlough, became involved in an argument on a public street. A third man walked up and took sides against the soldier.

As Deputy Ramsey approached the group, the third man suddenly pulled out a .32 caliber revolver, shot the soldier, and then shot Deputy Ramsey. Despite being wounded, Deputy Ramsey was able to subdue the suspect.

Deputy Ramsey was taken to a hospital in London, Kentucky, where he underwent surgery. It was believed he would recover from the wound, however, he contracted pneumonia and died as a result.

Deputy Ramsey was survived by his mother, five sisters, and three brothers.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office Patch
205 Main Street
Box 2
Mt. Vernon, Kentucky 40456
(606) 256-2032


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