Police Officer From Waynesburg Killed In Texas

By David Highfield

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A police officer who grew up in Waynesburg was killed Monday in Texas as he was escorting a funeral procession.

Andrew Rameas, 33, died after police say an SUV turned in front of him and the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the side of the vehicle.

“We were just sick, not only it being Christmas, but Andy was a really good kid,” said Greene County Sheriff Richard Ketchem. “He wanted to be a policeman and that was Andy’s whole thing in life. He wanted to be a police man.”

Rameas graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1996 and worked as a deputy in the sheriff’s department for a couple of years. He worked as a police officer in Carmichaels and North Belle Vernon before moving to Texas. He also served in Iraq.

He was killed in Killeen, Texas, but his funeral will be in Waynesburg on Friday, Christmas Eve, at the First Baptist Church in Waynesburg.

Officer Rameas was single and had no children.

  • Jamie

    That is horrible!!! R.I.P. and GOD BLESS THE FAMILY

  • Tim

    God Bless you Officer Rameas and your family m,y prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I’m sure St. Michael will recruit you to keep the devil at bay.

  • Prayers in Pgh

    Thank you for serving our country and community, sir. Rest in Peace.

    God Bless your family and friends, especially during the Christmas season.

  • Rudy Almaguer

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He was a wonderful officer here in Harker Heights.He loved his job and loved serving his community. I was in the procession at the time of the accident and we are all saddened by the events of that day. My prayers to his family and a sincere thank you for his service to his country a his community. He will be deeply missed

  • A Pittsburgh Native

    I want to thank KDKA for running this story at the top of the hour. In another room in my house a different station thought that the “Pony” story was more important. While I feel sorry for the family of the pony, I feel that those who serve this country should always receive top priority-GOOD and SAD. To the family of Officer Rameas, my deepest sypathy and gratitude for your loss! God Bless and find comfort in each other and his memory.

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