Officer Rank: Patrol Officer
Memorial Panel: 29-W: 8
Department: Columbia Heights, Minnesota, P.D.
End of Watch: 07/30/1977
Length of Service: 14
Officer Ramsdell was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner. Officer Ramsdell and another officer had arrested a DUI driver for disorderly conduct. The suspect was able to retrieve a concealed handgun and shot Officer Ramsdell in the stomach as he was led out of the car at the jail. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder.