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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It's been almost 27 years since you passed. I just want you to know that you are not forgotten. Most of us who patrolled with you are approaching retirement. I think of you often. Thank you for your service and thank you for being my friend.

Rest in Peace

Former CPD Officer


Patrol Officer
Columbus Georgia Police Department

December 9, 2017

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