“Fallen But Not Forgotten”
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Rank: Detention Officer
Department: Gregg County Sheriff's Office
Institution: Gregg County Sheriff's Office , TX
On September 30th Detention Officer Robert Ransom had completed his shift, picked up his lunch box and was about to leave when a radio call for help came in. An inmate had collapsed on the floor and appeared to be having a heart attack. Officer Ransom called 911 and tetrieved the defibrillator. He returned to the cell blcok and began CPR. While another Officer was on the phone updating the 911 dispatchers he was informed that Officer Ransom was down. Officer Ransom was found sitting up against the wall and unresponsive. Officer Ransom was transported to the hospital where he died of cardiac arrest. Detention Officer Robert Ransom had served with the Gregg County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He had previously served with the Porter County Sheriff's Office in Indiana for 25 years. He is survived by his two brothers, Charles and David.
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