Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester

Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester

Irondale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 12, 1983

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Rex Wright Winchester

Sergeant Rex Winchester was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance involving a drunk suspect.

Sergeant Winchester believed the suspect was in the backyard. As he approached the screen door to the house, the suspect, who was actually inside, fired through the door. Sergeant Winchester was fatally wounded. The suspect committed suicide a short time later.

Sergeant Winchester had served with the Irondale Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

disorderly, disturbance

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Sgt. Winchester,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 12, 2023

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