Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Winchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1999

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Ricky Lee Timbrook

Sergeant Ricky Timbrook was shot and killed while chasing a man on foot in the area of East Piccadilly Street and East Lane.

During the pursuit, Sergeant Timbrook chased the man into an alley. The suspect stopped, turned around, and fired one shot which struck Sergeant Timbrook in the forehead. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately 30 minutes later.

The suspect was found several hours later hiding in a basement of a home on the block where the shooting occurred. He had been arrested by Sergeant Timbrook in 1997 on a firearms violation and had a deportation hearing scheduled for November 2nd, 1999. In May 2001 the suspect was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death. He was subsequently executed by lethal injection on February 19th, 2009.

Sergeant Timbrook had served with the Winchester Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife, who was expectant with their first child.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 31

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 29, 1999
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 2009

foot pursuit, illegal alien

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Those special agents serving in the Training Division w/DSS remember Sergeant Timbrook and his dedicated professionalism while assisting with training scenarios at Bill Scott Raceway. We will never forget. Rest In Peace, Sergeant Timbrook.

Jeffrey Riner
Supervisory Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service (Retired).

October 31, 2019

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