Officer Shirley Denise Winston

Officer Shirley Denise Winston

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, December 31, 1990

Shirley Denise Winston

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 27th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 31, 2017

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