Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester

Irondale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 12, 1983

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Reflections for Sergeant Rex Wright Winchester

Rest in peace Sergeant Winchester.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 16, 2018

I reamber officer Winchester very well my dad was is partner my dad was off that July day I will never forget dad getting that call I worked in irondale for a while my dad was officer William Clarence Ramsey I thought the world of officer Winchester was a great officer an man dad has passed now him an officer Winchester 1042 now done there job laid down there guns an cuffs don't need them now my number is 205 577 6650 me an my family would love to here from y'all I go by now an them to see the ole department an officer Winchester memorial hope to hear from yall

Steve ramsey
Officer ste

December 23, 2017

You died a hero in the eyes of your family and friends. Your gone but will never be forgotten. Wish I could have known more about your side of the family. My grandmother Carrie Mae Lynn and your mother Clara Mae (Lynn) Winchester were half-sisters by Samuel David Lynn.

Carol A. (Roberts) Greenhaw
Distant Cousin

December 19, 2013

It has been a long time Rex but I still think of you and all the good times we had working the 11 to 7 shift//Miss you Buddy

Comm Supv Tom Johnson
Irondale Police Dept

March 21, 2013

hey grand daddy. i know we never knew each other, but you have still played an important role in my life. my dad always used to tell me stories about you and smile all the way through. i want you to know something, i haven't lost hope in the family. others might have, but not me. your legacy lives on. we all Love you. i won't disappoint you grand daddy Rex.

Dustin
grandson

September 15, 2012

This is one of my heroes. This man was the best. I was very young when he past away, but I sure was spoiled rotten by him!!! I love you Daddy Rex and sure wish I could have had a lot more time with you...

Anonymous

April 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 12, 2010

You are not forgotten.

Anonymous

September 20, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 11, 2007

I MISS YOU NOT ONLY AS MY BROTHER, BUT ALSO AS A DEDICATED FATHER AND OFFICERS OF THE LAW. I ADMIRED YOUR DEDICATION AND COURAGE. YOU LOVED YOUR JOB AS AN OFFICER AND GAVE ALLYOU HAD TO UP-HOLD IT, INCLUDING YOUR LIFE. YOU LEFT YOUR MARK ON ME, YOUR COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS.
LONG LIVE YOUR EXAMPLE OF CIVIL SERVICE AND FAMILY, ERNEST (YOUR BABY BROTHER)

ERNEST WINCHESTER
BROTHER

December 28, 2006

You are now spending your 23rd Christmas with Jesus. I miss you everyday - yet I know that you are happy with Momma and Daddy and brother Harold. Always Remembering -

Your Sis,

Virginia

Virginia
Sister

December 24, 2006

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Winchester. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2006

SGT, YOU ARE STILL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I PASS YOUR MEMORIAL EVERY DAY OUT FRONT. YOUR LOSS WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

anonymous
irondale

September 16, 2005

"Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

June 25, 2004

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