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Patrolman Scott Adams Winters | Pompano Beach Police Department, Florida Pompano Beach Police Department, Florida

Patrolman

Scott Adams Winters

Pompano Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, July 29, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 656

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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On this Law Enforcement Memorial Week, I am thinking of you, my Brother. You were a good friend, a great man, and a dedicated Police Officer. I still remember your smiling face after 27 years. Thank-you for your sacrifice. God Bless You, Brother. I know you are at Peace in Heaven.

SCOTT BARKSDALE
Retired Police Officer (1972-2013)
May 15, 2017

 

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