Officials of Dagestan Investigations Directorate attend opening of memorial plate in memory of investigator Ramazanov killed on duty

Officials of the Dagestan Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee have attended the opening ceremony of a memorial plate devoted to senior investigator Ramazan Ramazanov who was killed by bandits on 24 October 2013.

The memorial plate was hung on school No 18 in the city of Makhachkala, which Mr. Ramazanov had graduated from.

The event was attended by senior officials and investigators of the Lenin district investigations department of the Dagestan Investigations Directorate, officials of the investigations directorate, first deputy head of Makhachkala city administration Zapir Alkhasov, teachers and children of the school, Ramazanov’s relatives and friends.

The speakers noted that Mr. Ramazanov had proven himself a competent, honest, principled and hard-working investigator, a good person, family man and friend. He had not spared his leisure time for work, actively cooperated with employees of other law-enforcement bodies, he had been able to organize work efficiently. He had put public interest higher than his own.

On 24 October 2013, at about 8:40 AM, opposite house No 24 in Nurov street in Makhachkala an unidentified person set off a bomb stuck to the bottom of a Hyundai Sonata car with 36-year-old Ramazanov inside. The investigator died of wounds in hospital.

Following a hot scent and thanks to careful and thorough analytical work in cooperation with operative services of the Russian Ministry of the Interior and Dagestani Office of the Federal Security Service, investigators established organizers and perpetrators of the crime. While being detained the criminals fought back and were killed.

By the order of the Russian President Ramazanov was honored the Order of Courage (posthumously) for courage and selflessness. By the order of Chairman of the Russia’s Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin Ramazanov was awarded medal “For Fidality to Duty” (posthumously).

Schoolchildren read poems and sang songs dedicated to Ramazanov’s memory. Flowers were laid to the memorial plate.