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Police Officer Glenn Edwin Winans

Turlock Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 1949

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Reflections for Police Officer Glenn Edwin Winans

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 1, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 31, 2015

Rest in Peace, Officer Winans. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

Glenn Winans was my Grandfather. He died before ever getting to meet me or most of his other grandchildren. Officer Winans only got to meet one grandchild, my oldest cousin Sheri, who was an infant when he was killed. I was thinking about my Grandpa Winans yesterday while driving home from Bakersfield. I was missing his daughter, my mother, Dara Winans Kennedy who unexpectedly died during the holiday season last year. I am grateful that I had my mother so much longer than she had her father. Dara was only eleven years old when her father died in the terrible wreck and we can only imagine all the ways she was impacted by such a loss. But somehow his family did persevere and make the most of their lives. My Grandma Ruby, Glenn's widow, went to Modesto JC and earned her LVN License and was able to support herself and her family. Grandma Ruby was also very proud the three officers dying so tragically at the train crossing led to legislation requiring crossing gates for all trains in California. In that way my Grandpa continued to contribute to the public safety even after he died.

My mom was at a party at my house in Santa Ynez, CA in 2006 and went up to one of my neighbors who was there with his brother from Modesto. My mom asked the brother if he had been the speaker at the Turlock Police Memorial the month before. We were all surprised that my mom was correct; she had recognized Shawn Bessie, Deputy District Attorney from Modesto who had indeed been the speaker at the Peace Officers Memorial Service. My mother was with an old friend from Modesto and we all had that wonderful feeling people get when they discover they are related in some way. With Christmas just a couple of days away I am feeling grateful for that chance meeting that brought so many people connected to Officer Winans together over 50 years after he died proving his life and death are still very meaningful. I am grateful for this website so I am able to share this story, my holiday toast to Glenn Winans.

Karen Jones

December 23, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Winans, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 1, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007



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