Patrolman Scott Adams Winters

Patrolman Scott Adams Winters

Pompano Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 29, 1990

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Scott Adams Winters

Patrolman Scott Winters was shot and killed with his own weapon during a struggle with a violent suspect in the 2700 block of Hammondville Road.

Officer Winters and his canine partner, Baron, were assisting in the search for 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.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 656

Incident Details

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

k9 track, sex offense

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I will NEVER forget that day (it was on a Sunday) when I was working a double shift at Ruby Tuesday’s in the Fashion Square Mall in Pompano. I was finishing up my side work when someone ran into the kitchen to tell me that an officer was shot and killed. My ex was a Pompano Beach police officer and on duty at that time. I paged him to no avail then finally called dispatch who had informed me that my ex was ok. Of course I was pleased to hear that, but was still HORRIFIED to learn that one of his “brothers” had lost his life.
When I left work and returned home, my ex had met me there and we both cried. I was at a loss for words to console him whereas his mind was trying to process this tragedy. Our hearts ached for Scott’s family. I’m still lost for words as I reflect on this day.

The news was ablaze for the first fallen officer in Pompano. His funeral was EPOCH with so many paying tribute to his service and sacrifice. I completely lost it when, over the loud speakers, they recognized him as “10-7”.

Lesa Bennett
Ex-wife of former Pompano police officer

August 25, 2023

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