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Officer Cled Neal Wingo

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1975

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Reflections for Officer Cled Neal Wingo

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

You are thought of often and especially today. Rest well sir, you are among the giants of our time.

Shane Newton

July 22, 2020

Uncle Cled its been forever but I have never forgotten u and I love u and miss u so much mom and I was reminiscing about u today and one thing we talked about was my 8 th birthday u gave me a stuffed dog and I was so proud of it and so proud of u I have a few friends that are officers and I mention u to them and how wonderful a man u was and how great of an officer u were I know u are always watching over me and mom along with grandma ur (sister) u made me proud and I am honored to have been ur great niece thank u for all u did and for ur service its been almost 43 yrs and not a day goes by that I dont think of u. I LOVE U.

Anna bullock
Great neice

May 31, 2018

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

July 23, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 16, 2013

Cled, It's been 37 years since that day on Kilburn Dr. As you remember I was working the car next to your beat. We didn't know where you were. Radio advised that a citizen across the street on Kilburn heard gunfire! Radio advised that the shots were coming from the house (suspects) that had the Police car parked in front of it! When the city wide 63 came up Johnson and myself were the first ones to get to you. I placed the 78. I want you to know Cled that it was me that stopped him coming out of the woods on Monroe near the Post Office. He had your weapon stuck in his pocket. I could tell he was totally S-24. I got him on the ground and cuffed him. Pat heard me pull out on him and we placed him in Pat's car for the trip to CID.
Cled, We're all retired now! RIP my friend! PS: Did you know the your Funeral Procession was 5 miles long!

Det. Charles Adams, Retired
Atlanta Police, Zone 2

December 24, 2012

Officer Wingo,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Atlanta. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

July 23, 2012

I was a young Atlanta Officer in the early 1970s. I met Officer Wingo on the day shift. To this day I remember how impeccable he looked in his uniform and his wonderful demeanor. I really looked up to him.

While I wasn't there for long I always remember the way he carried himself. He very much impressed me.

He was a real asset and very much missed.

Officer Gilbert
Fellow Officer

April 16, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

I was so sad when I heard this on the news July 23, 1975. I never will forget you and the kindness you showed to me and your grandson. Thank you for being an honorable man.


August 30, 2010

Cled Wingo, you were a great father-in-law Your son neal and first born is well and happy along with me his wife of 42 years . Our daughter met a man in dunnellon Fl. who knew you and gave her this link along with a print out. Sorry we never knew about it. You were loved and are often thought about. Bless all who knew and loved you ..Joann


September 24, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 8, 2007

Officer Wingo, You are not forgotten

July 23, 2005

Good men and women sleep soundly in their beds at night, because brave Officers are ready for violence on their behalf. Thank you for your service.


July 23, 2005

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