Kevin Vance Ramsey was born on August 28, 1966, in Detroit, Michigan, to Betty and Hiram Ramsey.
Kevin graduated from Detroit’s Finney High School. He worked for Kroger for ten years. He began his public service career working for Royal Oak Township and Highland Park as a firefighter, then became an emergency medical technician for Detroit. He joined the Detroit Fire Department on July 19, 1999.
Kevin had a love of refurbishing vintage Schwinn bicycles and collecting generators and old radios. He could fix anything. His amazing sense of humor kept everyone laughing, even at the worst of times. No one was exempt from his quick wit, yet he was never cruel or afraid to poke fun at himself.
He loved spending time at his property up north, along with his mother, who he cared for during her battle with Alzheimer’s. Kevin was the kind of son that every mother dreams of. He never lost sight of the important things in life and was mindful to be the man that would make his family proud.
Kevin loved the history of his city and loved serving and protecting it. Although he was a humble man, he beamed with pride when talking about being a squad man at his beloved Squad 3.
Kevin died in the line of duty on July 29, 2017. He suffered a heart attack after fighting two commercial building fires. He will forever be remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice while serving the city of Detroit.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Amy; stepchildren, Albert and Amanda; sister, Kim; and the brothers and sisters of his large Detroit fire family.