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Trooper Andrew Patrick Winzenread | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper

Andrew Patrick Winzenread

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 1997
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Reflections for Trooper Andrew Patrick Winzenread

 

He was an amazing uncle. It hurst knowing that his daughter, Taylor, didn't know him as well as I got to. Even though I was only 8 years old when he passed away, I still remember how great he was to me. Even when he was teasing me or throwing me over his shoulder to act like he was going to throw me in the pool, I still loved every minute I spent with him.

Stephanie Gardner
Niece of Andy Winzenread
April 25, 2013

As a member of Rescue 10 in Batesville I had the opportunity to work with Officer Winzenread when people were having some of their most difficult times in life. He was always able to put others needs as the highest priority becase he genuinely cared for others. Everyday I pass Officer Winzenreads name on the interstate on my way to work and I am glad that I got to know a good man even if it was for just a short while.

Doug Graham
Rescue 10
April 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Winzenread. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 17, 2013

Remembering a brother. Rest in Peace Trooper.

Dep. Randy Bennett
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)
April 25, 2010

Trooper Winzenread thank you for your service to the citizens of Indiana and Shelby County. Please guide us while we work to build the Fallen Officer Memorial Garden in your honor. Please help it become a sacred place of peace for your family and the citizens of Shelby County. God Bless you and yours.

Theresa Nolley
President FOP Auxiliary Shelby Lodge #84
October 1, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 12th anniversary of your death. 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 8 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 25, 2009

Trooper Winzenread,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
April 25, 2009

Remembering your service and sacrifice on this anniversary of your death. I had the pleasure of meeting your wife and daughter at COPS Kids Camp last summer, and I hope to see them again this year! I know you are watching proudly over them. May they find comfort in loving memories and the knowledge that you will not be forgotten...

Michelle Walker
Surviving Spouse, CHP Lt. Mike Walker EOW 12-31-05
April 24, 2009

Andrew,
I'm sitting here thinking about you tonight. Cindy and Taylor have gone to the COP's Camp today. They will be thinking alot about you this week.
Taylor may not remember you, being only one month old, but she hears plenty of good about you.
I'll never forget the look on your face as she was born and you held her for the first time. I've never seen so much pure joy on a man's face. And how long it took to get my first chance to hold her. You only let me hold her for a couple of minutes before you took her back. Your little "Tater".
And you had those same looks when you looked at my daughter. She was your queen and you her king.
As I read these letters it only makes me miss you more. You should be with them right now.
You accomplished so much in your short life and left so much love. Taylor is a beautiful young lady that is just as kind and caring as you. You will be proud of her.
You can never be forgotten. Just missed.

Bermetta Burge
Mother-in-law
July 28, 2008

Dear Mrs. Trooper Winsenread,
7 years ago I was honored as one of the scholarship winners dedicated in memory of your late husband. I just wanted to let you know that I am a nurse working at Clarian North doing what your husband loved doing most, HELPING OTHERS.
Thank you Tropper Winzenread for your dedication and time served helping others. What an inspiration!!!
God Bless,
Janelle McKee, RN

Janelle McKee
daughter of Master Trooper Jeff Franklin (Pendelton Post)
July 3, 2008

I had the honor of spending time with your wife this year in Washington D.C. as we celebrated the memories of our fallen offiers. She is an amazing woman. It is unfortunate that we are brought together by such awful circumstances but I know we can only heal through each other. You, along with the rest of the fallen officers, will never be forgotten.

Gena Bennett
Shelbyville Police Department
May 25, 2008

Another year has passed, I keep track of them by my son Patrick's birthdays. He will be 11 in December. What can I say, you were my friend & I miss you.
R.L.Holt

Lt. Randy L. Holt
Ripley County Sheriff's
April 29, 2008

Rest in Peace Trooper Winzenread.

Dep. Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)
April 25, 2008

Andy,
It's been almost 11 years now and yet the incident that took you from us seems so fresh. I had met you just two weeks before the incident and was looking forw3ard to working with you. At the cemetary I was in formation directily across from your widow and infant. It was a difficult day for all of us. I pray for your family. My wife wrote a poem that we posted on our webpage for police officers copcare911 dot org. I will never forget you my friend. Blessed in the peacemaker.
Mike Layne
former Deputy Marshal St Paul PD

Fmr Deputy Marshal Mike Layne
April 13, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 9, 2008

IT'S BEEN OVER 10 YEARS BUT SOMEDAYS IT WAS YESTERDAY TO ME. I WILL LOVE ANDREW FOREVER AND I JUST MISS EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. HERE ARE SOME THINGS I MISS BUT PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD. HE USE TO MAKE ME TAPE THE SIMPSONS (VHS WAS ALL WE HAD BACK THEN) EVERY NIGHT THAT HE HAD TO WORK AND WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO TAPE OVER ANY PAST ONES BECAUSE HE LOVED THEM ALL. HE WOULD WET HIS TWO FINGERS AND PUT THEM ON MY GLASSES. HE ASKED ME FOR MONEY LIKE A LITTLE CHILD GETTING A NEW TOY BECAUSE IF HE HAD A DOLLAR IT WAS SPENT. HE LOVED AIRPLANE AND BOAT MODELS. HE ALWAYS NEEDED "JUST A 5 MIN. NAP" RIGHT BEFORE WE HAD TO LEAVE. HE LOVED VIDEO GAMES AND HE WOULD GET MAD AT THE CONTROLS LIKE T H E Y MESSED UP AND THROW THEM. HE ALWAYS WANTED ME TO MAKE HIM P B AND J AND AN GLASS OF CHOCOLATE MILK....CAUSE I MADE THEM BETTER THEN HE DID! THESE ARE THINGS I HAVE MISSED THAT I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD -I DON'T HAVE ROOM OR TIME TO TELL EVERYTHING I KNEW WOULD BE MISSED. HE WAS SO EASY FOR ME TO LOVE. HE WAS MY OTHER HALF -MY BEST FRIEND- HE LOVED ME BACK ....CINDY WINZENREAD


November 15, 2007

Hey Andy I was thinking of you and thought I would let you know that I am going to K-9 Schoool.I am going to name my K-9 partner after you.I think I better make it Andy because andrew sounds to formal for a Dog.

S/Tpr Kevin W. Waters
Class mate
September 30, 2007

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO
August 17, 2007

It was my honor to graduate from the academy with Andy.He was one of the kindest people I have ever met.I miss you brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Patrolman Greg Park
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.
July 8, 2007

Andy,

I think of your death every year about this time. April 25th is my wedding anniversary. I even drove by the scene of your death as Paramedics were working to save your life. I was heading south for a turkey hunt and I prayed for you as I passed feeling helpless and sad. I never knew you but strangely enough feel a bond with you because of this. May God Bless your Soul and may he be with your wife and daughter.

Detective Darron Sparks
Anderson Police Department, IN
May 2, 2007

Dear Andy,

No one involved with District 42, or the extended ISP family, that day ten years ago will ever forget where they were or what they were doing when they heard the news. A young man, always with a smile on his face, a new baby, a new home, with so much life yet to live...Life is sometimes hard to understand, but even though we do not know all the answers in this lifetime, we are promised that one day all things will be made clear. Just know that even though our lives go on, we will never forget you and the sacrifices you made. You and your family will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9)


April 25, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
-Matthew 5:9


February 27, 2007

Never met you, but can tell how special you were. Cindy & Taylor are wonderful people and I am glad to be their friends. Believe me, you are not forgotten.


September 13, 2006

Thinking of you and your baby today... She'd be 9 now... wow.... I'm so sorry you were taken from her and your wife.. I'm so sorry


April 21, 2006

I went to High School with Andy in Shelbyville,In. Andy and I were in the same graduating class. Class of '89...
I can't say that Andy and I were good friends or even close in school but we did have some of the same classes and some of the same friends. I remember Andy as being a kind spirited person. Having friends, helping others and basically just being the typical 17-18 year kid in school and cutting up and laughing and having a good time. No one can truly know at that time until we're a "little older" that those times are the best times of our lives. Being free, making friends, hanging out. I just wanted to leave a message for Andy saying that his spirit lives on and at each class reunion he is remembered. He will be missed by all who has graduated from Shelbyville High School, especially the class of 1989.

We will never forget Andrew Winzenread, or his great spirit. May god bless his family, his wife and his daughter for his spirit and a part of Andy will live forever through his precious daughter's eyes...

anonymous
March 15, 2006

 
 

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