Funeral Arrangements for Detroit Firefighter Killed in the Line of Duty

Kevin Ramsey - Firefighter Squad 3 LODD 07-29-2017

Funeral arrangements for Detroit Firefighter Kevin Ramsey are as follows:


Kevin V. Ramsey

Active Firefighter – Tactical Mobile Squad 3

Lived:  08-28-1966 to 07-29-2017

Served:  07-19-1999 to 07-29-2017


Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Visitation:   4:00 – 9:00 pm

James H. Cole Home for Funerals – Main Chapel 

2624 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit (Next door to the Motown Museum)



Informal gathering after visitation:

Nancy Whiskey – 2644 Harrison Street, Detroit



 Thursday, August 3, 2017


In State: 9:00 am

Service: 10:15 am

Mass: 11:00 am

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (Woodward near Chicago Blvd.)




Elmwood Cemetery

 1200 Elmwood Drive, Detroit




American Serbian Memorial Hall

19940 Van Dyke, Detroit (Van Dyke near East Outer Drive)



For those traveling from out of town:

Discounted Hotel rate:

Motor City Casino Hotel

2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit  – Wednesday & Thursday night – $ 129.00 plus tax per night.  Use this link to book online at the reduced rate.  You can also phone (866) STAY-MCC and use the group code 080217FIRE when speaking to a reservations specialist.

Double Tree Fort Shelby Hotel

525 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit – Thursday Only – $79.00 plus tax. Use this link to book on line at the reduced rate. Phone (313) 963-5600 and tell the reservations agent you would like the special rate for the Kevin Ramsey Memorial rate. You will also receive a $10.00 discount on valet parking.  

Contact for hotel or gathering information: Firefighter Sheryl Fox  (810) 772-0166 or

Informal Gathering Wednesday Evening

To welcome our out of town guests an informal gathering has been planned Wednesday evening at Nancy Whiskey- 2644 Harrison Street, Detroit.


 Fire apparatus are welcomed:

We are asking for fire apparatus be part of the funeral procession for SFF Kevin Ramsey.

Please have rigs in position by 10:00 am.

Rigs will stage on Woodward beginning at Glynn Court, facing south. The best route to the staging area is to take either I-75 (Chrysler Fwy.) or M-10 (John C. Lodge Fwy) to Davidson Fwy. exit Woodward Avenue and go south to Glenn Ct. (approximately 16 blocks). Personnel will be in the staging area to assist with the staging of rigs and staff vehicles. Detroit rigs will have priority staging.

The procession will head south on Woodward, going past the quarters of Squad 3 on the way to Elmwood Cemetery (1200 Elmwood Street, off Mt. Elliott).

Contact for rig information: Detroit Firefighter Shane Klug (248) 941-4735

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