Officer Cled Neal Wingo

Officer Cled Neal Wingo

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1975

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Cled Neal Wingo

Officer Cled Wingo was shot and killed by a mentally ill person at 1933 Kilburn Drive, NE.

He had gone to the home to have the subject committed at the suspects' parents' request. The subject was able to disarm Officer Wingo and then fatally shot him, and his own parents, before fleeing the home. He was apprehended a short time later roaming the streets.

Officer Wingo had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 32 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 32 years, 3 months
  • Badge 782

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available


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I worked car 33 on Alpha shift, Officer Wingo took my car for the Bravo shift. I was dispatched to that call at shifts end. The Lt cancelled me and advised dispatch to hold the call for day shift. Something you carry with you forever. Would I have handled things differently for better results. Officer Wingo was a mentor to many of us rookies, way before Field Training was a thing.

Jim Moore retired, Atlanta Ga. Coral Springs Fl

July 25, 2021

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