Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Winchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1999

Ricky Lee Timbrook

Sergeant Ricky Timbrook was shot and killed while chasing a man on foot. During the pursuit, Sergeant Timbrook chased the man into an alley. The suspect stopped, turned around, and fired one shot which struck Sergeant Timbrook in the forehead. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately 30 minutes later.

The suspect was found several hours later hiding in a basement of a home on the block where the shooting occurred. He had been arrested by Sergeant Timbrook in 1997 on a firearms violation and had a deportation hearing scheduled for November 2, 1999. In May 2001 the suspect was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death. He was subsequently executed by lethal injection on February 19, 2009.

Sergeant Timbrook had served with the agency for 8 years. He is survived by his wife, who was expectant with their first child.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 31

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 29, 1999
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 2009

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Hey Rick,

It seems so long ago, you and I were hanging out at the police academy teaching. How many times did we train on that knife attack which ended up saving me? (I still keep your sweaty knee pad in my training bag lol sheepdog) I still talk about you every time I teach DT and the days after that dreadful night. I don't think a day goes by when I don't think about you and your family, but you know that. I have worn out three bracelets because I promises you will never be forgotten by me and Dee.

I miss you Bro!

Lt. Latroy "Tito" Durrette
Charlottesville Police Department

October 30, 2017

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