Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester

Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester

Irondale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 12, 1983

Rex Wright Winchester

Sergeant Winchester was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance involving a drunk suspect. Sergeant Winchester believed the suspect was in the back yard and 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

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I reamber officer Winchester very well my dad was is partner my dad was off that July day I will never forget dad getting that call I worked in irondale for a while my dad was officer William Clarence Ramsey I thought the world of officer Winchester was a great officer an man dad has passed now him an officer Winchester 1042 now done there job laid down there guns an cuffs don't need them now my number is 205 577 6650 me an my family would love to here from y'all I go by now an them to see the ole department an officer Winchester memorial hope to hear from yall

Steve ramsey
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December 23, 2017

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