Officer Rank: Patrol Officer

Memorial Panel: 29-W: 8

Department: Columbia Heights, Minnesota, P.D.

End of Watch: 07/30/1977

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 46

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.



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