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Police Officer Brian Donte Winder | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Brian Donte Winder

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Saturday, July 3, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 2481

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: One committed suicide; One apprehended

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Police Officer Brian Winder was shot and killed by two men, one of whom he had arrested earlier in the week for selling counterfeit copies of CDs and DVDs.

Officer Winder responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:00 pm in which the caller asked authorities to remove someone from their residence. When he arrived he was warned that one of the men might be armed. He spotted two people who fit the description and called out to them. Both suspects fled into a liquor store on Edmondson Avenue. As Officer Winder approached the store, the suspects opened fire from within, striking Officer Winder twice in the legs and once in the chest just above his vest. One suspect then exited the store and continued firing at the officer.

He was able to escape, but the second suspect was captured after responding officers fired at him. Officer Winder was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he died.

The suspect who escaped was located in a Baltimore motel on the morning of July 7. He committed suicide as the Baltimore Police Department's Quick Response Team entered his room.

Officer Winder was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 10 years and was assigned to the Southwest District. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a stepdaughter.

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Brian, You would have been turning the BIG 50 on the 9th and we would have celebrated 24 years together on the 10th. We may be apart and unable to celebrate, but I love you more than when I decided to spend the rest of my life with you! I know you would have been a little gray and more handsome than ever. I miss you more then I could ever express! Thank you for showing that you're with me spiritually. Please continue to lookout for your children, grandkids, and the rest of your family. Thank you my love for every year we shared. Your smile is forever engraved in my mind and your love deeply over flows in my heart! Until we meet again HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Anniversary Bear

Lorrie
Wife
October 6, 2017

 

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