Officer Shirley Denise Winston

Officer Shirley Denise Winston

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, December 31, 1990

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Shirley Denise Winston

Officer Winston was accidentally shot and killed when her partner's shotgun discharged as the partner struggled with a suspect. Officer Winston was approaching the two to assist the other officer when the shotgun was fired. The blast struck her directly below her bulletproof vest. She died of her wounds a short time later.

Officer Winston had been with the agency for 4 years and was survived by her husband and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Ofc. Shirley Winston you've waited a long time to see your squad mates......Darrell Middlebrooks and Keith Slay. I spoke to Middlebrooks 2 months before he passed away . He told me the stories of you all patroling the streets of Columbus. We laughed alot that day. All 3 of you are very much missed at CPD.

Ofc. L. Aviles
Columbus Police Department

January 8, 2019

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