Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 4330
Cause: Automobile accident
Officer Winzer drowned when his vehicle was knocked through a guardrail into Buffalo Bayou by another vehicle that had run a red light. His patrol car fell 35-feet down and embankment and landed upside down in 15-feet of water.
Other officers arrived at the scene within minutes but were unable to free Officer Winzer until one hour later. He was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was convicted of running a red light and driving on a suspended license.
Officer Winzer had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and son.