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Officer Shirley Denise Winston | Columbus Police Department, Georgia Columbus Police Department, Georgia


Shirley Denise Winston

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, December 31, 1990

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Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Winston was accidentally shot and killed when her partner's shotgun discharged as the partner struggled with a suspect. Officer Winston was approaching the two to assist the other officer when the shotgun was fired. The blast struck her directly below her bulletproof vest. She died of her wounds a short time later.

Officer Winston had been with the agency for 4 years and was survived by her husband and three children.

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Continue to rest in Peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)
December 31, 2016


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