Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina
End of Watch Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Sergeant Don Ramey died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Transylvania County Detention Center at 153 Public Safety Way in Brevard.
Sergeant Ramey was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office for four years. Sergeant Ramey is survived by his wife and three children.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.