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Patrolman William S. Winningder | Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia


William S. Winningder

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 11, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman William Winningder was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted for beating his wife. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Winningder's service revolver and shoot him.

The subject fled the state but was arrested in Henderson, North Carolina, several days later when he was discovered on a freight train that was passing through the town.

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Patrolman winningder,
On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Portsmouth.


August 11, 2011


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