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Police Officer Vernon O. "Bill" Winn

Iberia Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Vernon O. "Bill" Winn

Rest in peace Officer Winn.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2011

Officer Winn, it has been 14 years to this day that the citizens of Missouri lost a good man. Thanks for your time trying to keep the roads safe.

Deputy Sheriff J.K
Harrison County, IA

February 12, 2011



February 9, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 6, 2007

May you continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above...always.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

January 18, 2007

Even after almost a decade, you have not been forgotten as true heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

August 12, 2006

Officer Winn, Myself and Deputy Matthews spoke to you just about 30 minutes before that fateful hour. Had we only known. I never saw more uniforms in one place than were at your service, and the line of patrol cars that gave you your escort seemed to go on for miles. You made us all proud to be in our chosen profession. Rest in peace.
Former 5326

Jason Curtman, Patrolman
Bloomfield MO PD

February 8, 2006

You are in our thouhgts and hearts each day. This world is a better place because you were here.

Carol Barton

July 17, 2005

you will not be were a good friend and a good officer.

officer R Davis
Miller co

October 29, 2003

you will not be were a good friend and a good officer.

officer R Davis
Miller co

October 29, 2003

It is because of you and officers like you that I enjoy arresting drivers under the influence.

Rest In Peace My Brother

October 5, 2003

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