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Patrolman Winston A. Culpepper | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

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Winston A. Culpepper

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 11, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 9/11/1954

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Culpepper was stuck by an automobile and killed while he and another officer investigated another fatal automobile accident on the 3300 block of South West Military Drive. Patrolman Culpepper and his partner were measuring skid marks on the road when a vehiqcle began to approach the area. Patrolman Culpepper's partner called out "Look out Culpepper, you're going to get hit". Patrolman Culpepper attempted to leap out of the way, but was hit and dragged under the car and dragged 177 feet. He was removed to Santa Rosa Hospital where he died.
Patrolman Culpepper had been with the agency for two years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013

 

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