Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Winsonfred A. Filfred

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Friday, April 2, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Winsonfred A. Filfred

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 1, 2013

April 2nd came again, Good Friday too the day you left us. Its been hard without you all these years. I know your with Mom & grandma who raise you, who called you Chunky. I've put up the 5th ANNUAL OFFICER WINSONFRED FILFRED MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNMENT keeping your name alive, knowing you didn't go without a cause. your son Logan is all gronw up now. He enjoyed the T-shirt and Hooded pull over I gave him, his sister too. Many thanks for watching over us. Been meanig to visit your grave, but I will....

Davis Filfred (former PoliceOfficer S/R)

April 26, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 2, 2010

A decade has passed since you were called away and you have not been forgotten. Continue to look after those that are close to you.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 2, 2009

You have not been forgotten

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 13, 2009

You are still in my heart brother. I think of you often. Many good talks that only we know. Peace to you, Mike Salazar 6/25/08

June 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

April 7, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those close to you, protect them from harm. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, E)W: 8/8/04

April 2, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 5, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

September 15, 2007

Thanks brother for following in out father's shoe, for we are the second geration Police Officers. I've done by tour 8 wonderful years I've deicated to Navajo Nation Police Department. We love you and miss you dearly. We know your there protecting the family. I miss the days when we would get flat top hair cuts, your horse is still running strong. All there is now is the memory you left with us. In silent we still cry and long for you. Happy Hunting Bro!!!

Davis Filfred
Brother

July 17, 2007

YOU WERE MY FRIEND AND MY BROTHER.......I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TIMES WE SPENT TOGETHER, OUR LAUGHTER AND ALSO THE FEARS WE SHARED TOGETHER. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.. I LOVE YOU LIL BROTHER.


FRIEND AND SISTER

July 6, 2007

R.I.P. brother, you are not forgotten.

Midtown Patrol Officer
Tucson Police Department

February 27, 2007

Blessed are the peace makers, for they know the price of freedom and security. Your watch is now over, we will take over the watch. Rest in Peace.


Pechanga D.P.S

December 26, 2006

To Officer Winsonfred Filfred and his loved ones:

On this the seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Officer Filfred, in protecting the Navajo nation,you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community and the Navajo nation truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Filfred. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication. I am so sorry your life was taken from you at such a young age when you had a lifetime ahead of you. How your parents and loved ones must miss you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Winsonfred gave to his community and the people of the Navajo nation, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 2, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


April 4, 2006

officer filfred you left too soon i never thought that was going to be the last time i would speak to you that morning of the accident. i'm glad to have gone through the academy with you and all the others. i'll never forgot the times we had in the academy.

god bless you and all police officers
out there protecting and serving.

POLICE OFFICER E.TAPAHONSO IIIn
NAVAJO POLICE DEPT. SHIPROCK DISTRICT

September 4, 2004

06/08/04

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 8, 2004

I would like to thank everyone who visits this site for thier intrest and support for our fallen officers. so many peace officers have made the ultimate sacrifice . to protect and serve is heavy responsibilty. these are words i dont throw around easily. I have alot of respect for the all the brave men and women who wear the badge, yes it does take alot of courage, our prayiers go out to all the families, friends,and relatives of fallen officers. officer lorenzo filfred

Anonymous

ITS BEEN A LONG TIME BROTHER...YOU LEFT SO QUICKLY..I MISS YOU VERY MUCH..I KNOW YOU STILL LOOK DOWN ON ME AND GUIDE ME..WE ALL MISS YOU..ITS A VOID WE CAN NOT FILL..TAKE CARE BROTHER..SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE..MUCH LOVE.. MIKE SALAZAR..4/9/02

Even though I never met him, I heard he was a well respected officer, who liked doing the duties we never wanted to do. They work so hard protecting our tribal lands from illegal bootlegging, drugs and the other criminal elements, Sometimes responding 50 or 60 miles out in the middle of no where, without back up to answer our calls. I wish there were more like him and I respect these officers greatly protecting our Navajo Nation. We'll miss you greatly, as with the other officers who lost their lives protecting our great indian nations.

Shane Yellowhorse

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