Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Winchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1999

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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It’s almost 4 am and I’m still awake. Those midnight shifts never go away. I was thinking about our times together at WPD. How we would have a great time and still police the city. I remember the night that Holiday and I went to pickup a guy on a warrant. We asked if we could come inside to check the apartment for the subject. We found the guy, stark naked, hiding behind a big chair in the living room. He jumped up and he was so sweaty that we couldn’t get ahold of him. He ran out of the door, down the stairs and right into the front of your car. We laughed and laughed about how you made his privates a hood ornament. Gosh those were good days.

Hey Ricky-it’s been awhile since you left us, but you know what? You never left us and you never will. We will ALWAYS remember you and the mark you made on the City of Winchester Police Dept.

Love you and miss you.

Kay H. Turner #50
WPD 1989-1993

December 27, 2017

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