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Rank: Patrol Officer
Panel: 29-W: 8
Department: Columbia Heights, Minnesota, P.D.
End of Watch: July 30, 1977
Cause: Gunfire
Age: 46
Years of Service: 14

Description: 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.