Patrolman Scott Adams Winters

Patrolman Scott Adams Winters

Pompano Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 29, 1990

Scott Adams Winters

Officer Scott Winters was shot and killed with his own weapon during a struggle with a violent suspect. Officer Winters and his K9 partner, Baron, were assisting in the search of a man wanted for beating and raping a young girl. When Officer Winters located the suspect a violent struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of his service weapon. He was shot twice below his vest.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to death.

Officer Winters was survived by his wife and mother.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 656

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I was a reserve police officer. I remember listening to my police scanner on that day. Very sad day for me. I think of him as I met him several weeks prior when he had disarmed a knife wielding suspect.

Officer Bruce Riggins
Ocoee Police Department.

May 20, 2018

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