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Sgt. Benjamin (Ben) Ramos is a shift supervisor with Ingleside Police. He stands in front of his cruiser some distance from crime scene marks he left in the center turn lane on FM 1069 (Main St.) near the San Patricio County line where April 29th a 67-year-old woman died shortly after being struck head-on, allegedly by a drunk driver coming from Aransas Pass. Ramos was the first officer on the scene. Ingleside Index

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Ramos is a by-the-book police officer, stopping a motorist northbound on Main St. for speeding, caught on radar driving 10-miles over the 50MPH limit. The driver acknowledged he just got out of work from Kiewit Offshore Services, was tired and just wanted to go home. Because he was cooperative and acknowledged the infraction, Ramos dismissed him with a warning. Ingleside Index

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A veteran law enforcement officer, Ramos served as a Deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in San Antonio for 30 years before retiring. He was solicited to come join Ingleside’s force by his two former supervisors, including Bexar County Sheriff’s Department veteran and current Ingleside Police Chief, Tammy Burr. Courtesy: Benjamin Ramos

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Wearing his dress blues, former Gunnery Sergeant Ramos also served in the United States Marine Corps and married his high school sweetheart, Janell. They’ve been wed 40 years. Benjamin, known as ‘Ben’ to most everyone, was originally from East Los Angeles, CA, moving with his mother to San Antonio at age 5 when she divorced. Courtesy: Benjamin Ramos

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A police report obtained by The Index through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request indicates it’s possible the tragic accident April 29th on FM 1069 could have been prevented. Sgt. Ramos learned one of the motorists struck in this crash was also hit by the suspected drunk driver in Aransas Pass earlier in the evening, but he neglected to call police after that collision – a step that could have led to the arrest of David Gonzales, 26, before he slammed into a driver in Ingleside, proving fatal. Courtesy: IPD

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