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Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester | Irondale Police Department, Alabama Irondale Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant

Rex Wright Winchester

Irondale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 12, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Winchester was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance involving a drunk suspect. Sergeant Winchester believed the suspect was in the back yard and as he approached the screen door to the house the suspect, who was actually inside, fired through the door. Sergeant Winchester was fatally wounded. The suspect committed suicide a short time later.

Sergeant Winchester had served with the Irondale Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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You died a hero in the eyes of your family and friends. Your gone but will never be forgotten. Wish I could have known more about your side of the family. My grandmother Carrie Mae Lynn and your mother Clara Mae (Lynn) Winchester were half-sisters by Samuel David Lynn.

Carol A. (Roberts) Greenhaw
Distant Cousin
December 19, 2013

 

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