Officer Andrew Winzer

Officer Andrew Winzer

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 18, 1988

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Andrew Winzer

Officer Winzer drowned when his vehicle was knocked through a guardrail near the intersection of Louisiana Street and Franklin Street into Buffalo Bayou by another vehicle that had run a red light. His patrol car fell 35-feet down an embankment and landed upside down in 15-feet of water.

Other officers arrived at the scene within minutes but were unable to free Officer Winzer until one hour later. He was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was convicted of running a red light and driving on a suspended license.

Officer Winzer had served with the Houston Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 4330

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I worked with Andrew during his entire career with HPD, we worked together out of the N. Shepherd Substation. We were on the N. Shepherd softball team and Andrew's Acres Homes beat bordered my beat, I can't remember ever seeing Andrew without a smile on his face, he was always a positive individual and it's hard to believe he's been gone this many years. I will never forget Andrew! To all his family who reads my reflection, Andrew was a special, gifted human being to brought pleasure to many!

Jerry Majewski/Patrol
HPD, State Dept as an International Police Advisor

May 5, 2021

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