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Officer Roger Lynn Winkelman | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

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Roger Lynn Winkelman

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 10 years

Badge # P647

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 11/1/1957

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Officer Roger Winkelman succumbed to injuries sustained during the arrest of two suspects two months earlier.

Officer Winkelman and his partner had gone to a local Country Kitchen restaurant for their lunch and took turns eating so that one officer could stay with the patrol car at all times. While Officer Winkelman was in the restaurant he noticed a man who was wanted for arrest.

As Officer Winkelman was trying to arrest the man, the man's partner jumped the officer and began beating him. A waitress alerted Officer Winkelman's partner, who was outside the restaurant, and he called for backup and attempted to assist Officer Winkelman before being injured as well.

Officer Winkelman was badly beaten with severe injuries to his face and head. He succumbed to his injuries two and half months later.

Responding officers were able to apprehended both men, who were tried and convicted for outstanding warrants and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Neither men were tried or convicted for injuring both officers, nor the death of Officer Winkelman.

Officer Winkelman was survived by his wife and two daughter.

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When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada
February 17, 2011

 

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