Deputy Sheriff Brandy Lyn Winfield

Deputy Sheriff Brandy Lyn Winfield

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, October 14, 2004

Brandy Lyn Winfield

Deputy Brandy Winfield was shot and killed after being dispatched to check on a disabled vehicle on State Route 423.

After responding to the call, Deputy Winfield encountered two men walking along the road and made contact with them. No further radio contact was made with dispatchers.

A short time later, Deputy Winfield was found shot in his patrol car which was upside down in a ravine along the roadway. Deputy Winfield was transported to a local hospital where he died. The original vehicle was located a short time later off of Route 23 near Delaware following a massive manhunt. Two suspects were apprehended later in the week and were charged with aggravated murder. One of the suspects was sentenced to 2 years probation for obstruction of justice. The shooter was convicted and sentenced to 40 years to life.

Deputy Winfield had served with the Marion County Sheriff's Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 6

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Hey dad it’s your boy Landon. Just letting you know I’m a senior in high school now. I got my drivers license as well I know if you were here you would wanna take me out and show me everything and what to do and you would be so happy and proud of me. I’ve joined my high school bowling team as well your the one who got me into bowling but when you died I basically was alone and I had to teach myself how to bowl. I joined the team my freshman year and i’am so close to my first 300! My best score is a 278. I quit baseball though I just didn’t think it was my thing anymore. I do still watch NASCAR every Sunday I know you loved it and I do to. I like Kevin harvick now but I know you like Dale Earnhardt jr. so if you were still here and he wrecked his number was 88 and I would be like CLEAN UP LANE 88 and you would probably just laugh at me. I did also get a job at Rual king as well. With me being a senior I know you would of been like really happy because I was gonna graduate and you would probably go freaking crazy and be really proud of me. I know at my graduation party you would go all out and do everything you could to make it the best party ever. It’s been a rough 14 years without you though but your still my buddy no matter what even if you are dead. I’am in the process of me deciding of I should talk to the guy who killed you. I did write a letter and hopefully he learned a dam lesson behind bars. I just wonder how heaven has been for you? I don’t wanna die yet but I can’t wsit to see you up there so we can finally connect and do more stupid stuff. I know it’s not your fault you left me behind. I have done some stupid stuff though ever since I became a teenager but I’ve learned from my mistakes. After I graduate my plans are to go to college and study criminal justice and then go through the police academy and become a police officer just like you. I want to be a k-9 police officer. I want to help people and save lives just like you do but I just won’t wesr my pants up to my nipples like you goofball mom told me that one so BLAME HER! I’am still a die hard buckeye fan I know if you were here we would watch it on tv together and go crazy when they scored. There have been times that I have some stuff and I just wished that you were there to do it with me. I’m still the same boy that I was when you died I haven’t changed much. Hahahaha joking. I also did start my own business as well I detail cars and I’m really good at it. I’m doing good in school to but Math is hard because they add all this fancy stuff that is just confusing. Ever sinced you passed it changed me a lot in school I’m pretty quiet kid I don’t talk much and part of the reason is due to you dying. Life hasn’t been a easy road from 3 years old to 17 years old. I do stop by your grave to check on things to. I also do go to the gaurd rail when your cruiser flipped I don’t like looking at it because I know you died there and all the memories come back when I go there. This year Father’s Day is right around the Conner and I don’t really know what I’m going to do to celebrate. Anyways hopefully you see this I miss ya buddy and love you to. HOPE TO SE YOU SOON BUDDY!!!

Landon Winfield
Son he was my dad

June 9, 2018

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