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.