Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Winchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1999

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Reflections for Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Over 9 years later, justice prevails. At last the Timbook family can perhaps feel some sense of peace. My prayers go out to not only the beloved family of Ricky Timbrook, (as they have since the day of his death), but also with his killers innocent children. God be with every victim of this horrible tragedy. God bless.

PLR

PLR
Resident

February 19, 2009

Sgt. Timbrook..hopefully tonight,the scumbag that murdered you will be put out of society's misery. I'm sorry it took 10 years though. Thoughts to your family.May you rest in peace.

DGN
Former Correctional Ofiicer

February 19, 2009

I know for many this has been a quite painful journey of almost 10 yrs...hopefully the path to justice will be winding down as the will of the citizens of the Commonwealth will finally be carried out in a little over 24 hrs.

Sir thank your service, as it was always an honor to wear the same uniform you did

Anonymous

February 17, 2009

Finally justice will be served, the coward who shot Sgt Timbrook will get his due.
Rest in peace & god bless your family & the Winchester Police Department.

Boomer

January 5, 2009

Thankyou SERGEANT TIMBROOK for all you did to make thid world a safer place. You are a hero for us all to look up too, and we will never forget you. God bless your family

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

December 5, 2008

Sgt. Timbrook,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winchester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

October 30, 2008

The end of Police Week 2008 and a friend visited the DC memorial to read your name on the wall of honor and valor the day after your killer was granted a reprieve. There is still hope that justice will be served. He gave you no chance; he gave your family no chance. Such sadness.

May 18, 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

April 8, 2008

Gone, but never, ever forgotten. It was 8 years this week that you gave the ultimate sacrifice. For that, we are eternally and forever grateful. May God bless you and your family.

With Love and Thanks,
PLR
Winchester, VA Citizen

PLR
Citizen of Winchester

October 31, 2007

8 yrs. ago toaday, you will never be forgotten. God Bless the Timbrook family & friends.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

October 30, 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 29, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

August 12, 2007

Rick,

I have thought about you so many times over the past several years. I think about our time going to different training sessions down in Waynesboro, Va. I think about how often we talked about the future and what that might look like for the both of us. I left police work for several years and when I started back, I thought about the example you set as an officer and a true gentleman.

I consider you a friend for life. You live on in every person's heart you touched, every person you helped out in Winchester, every child you taught through the D.A.R.E. program.

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. I consider myself lucky to have known you and to be able to call you my friend.

sincerely
Officer L. Patrick Elkins

L. Patrick Elkins
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Police

May 24, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 27, 2007

Rest in peace, sir. I am honored to leave a reflection for you.

Deputy
Michigan

February 25, 2007

RICKY,
WAS IT TRULY 6 YEARS AGO GOD CALLED YOU HOME,OR WAS IT JUST A WEEK AGO ?
I CONTINUE TO HAVE THE ELECTRIC CANDLE THAT BURNS A DEEP BLUE FOR YOU AND THIS TIME OF YEAR YOU SEEM TO BE SO NEAR,PERHAPS BECAUSE YOU LOVED CHRISTMAS SO VERY MUCH.
MOSTLY I KNOW ITS BECAUSE WE ALL MISS YOU BECAUSE TO SO MANY YOU WERE THEIR CHRISTMAS.
SOON THERE WILL BE SNOW FALLING AND A SOFT WISPER ON THE WIND.CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WILL LEAD THE WAY TO SO MANY EVENTS.PEOPLE WILL BE BUSY AND ALONG WITH JOY THERE WILL ALSO,BE A SADNESS IN THE AIR OF THOSES WE LOVE AND MISS.
I PRAY THAT THIS TIME OF YEAR WE ALL REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE SO VERY MUCH IN OUR HEARTS AS ALWAYS.
MAY ALL BE SAFE. LET US REMEMBER THAT YOU KNEW WHAT CHRISTMAS WAS TRULY ABOUT. YOU GAVE LOVE AWAY FREELY EVERYDAY AND ESPECIALY THIS TIME OF YEAR.MAY WE ALL GIVE A GIFT OF FOODS TOYS LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING TO SOME ONE,SOME FAMILY,SOME WHERE WHO WILL HAVE SO VERY LITTLE OR PERHAPS NOTHING AT ALL.IN YOUR NAME,I PRAY EVERY ONE WHO LOVES AND MISSES YOU ,WILL DELIVER A BOX OF CHRISTMAS JOY TO A FAMILY IN NEED.
GOD BLESS YOU,YOUR FAMILY AND ALL THE PEOPLE YOU YOU A TOUCHED THEN AND EVEN NOW!
YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY!
DONNA,MIKES MOM

MIKES MOM,DONNA

November 26, 2006

They went with songs to the battle,

they were young,

straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

they fell with their faces to the foe.



They shall grow not old,

as we that are left grow old:

age shall not weary them,

nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun

and in the morning

we will remember them.



……..to the innermost heart of their own land they are known

as the stars are known to the night.

Anonymous

November 23, 2006

Sgt. Timbrook, today marks the 7th anniversary of your murder. I was lucky enough to visit your city a number of times when I was still with the Harvard University Police Honor Guard. We marched in the parades during the Apple Blossom Festival. No doubt you were on the job during at least one of my visits and I may have even met you. A beautiful city such as Winchester and a fine cop such as you do not deserve such a tragic event.

After these 7 years, your child has, no doubt heard many wonderful stories about you, but stories and photos cannot replace your guiding hand and love. I have no doubt that your child has always felt your presence, even if at such a young age he/she didn’t know exactly what that comforting feeling was.

My prayers go out to your family and may they continue to move on with their lives without ever forgetting you. I know they never have and never will.

I believe with all my heart that your murderer has or will meet with true justice, if not in this world, then the next.

God Bless you and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 30, 2006

May He bless you and your loved ones.

October 30, 2006

Warrior.

Anonymous

October 21, 2006

Ricky,
I often think of you and talk to my co-workers about the great times we had on 3rd shift way back in the day. I will never forget the fateful day of being told of your death. My outlook on life changed forever. I experienced a loss that I never ever thought I would. However this week, I experienced that loss once again. I was away to "escape" Apple Blossom when I received a phone call from my dear friends at work telling me of a triple shooting involving our officers. One of them I knew. While I was waiting in the airport to fly home, I received the news that she was killed; but not before saving the lives of so many other officers. We got the guy, Ricky. But at such a price. I hope you have met her. Her name is Vicky Armel. And let me tell you, she won't take anyyyyything from anyone and will give you a run for your money. Ricky, this past week until after the funeral yesterday, images of you as well as Vicky constantly ran through my mind. I remembered conversations that had been buried so deep into my mind. During the past week I listened to many officers and dispatchers express their anger, sorrow, helplessness, etc. I tried to prepare them for the funeral; not only for the sorrow that they will feel, but for the joy in remembrance; for the pride of seeing officers and citizens from around the country showing their respect. I thought I was prepared, but I wasn't. It hurts so much to lose another officer, especially one that I knew. Ricky, take Vicky around and show her the ropes. You will like her and I know that the two of you as well as the countless thousands of other officers will keep our afterlife a safe place. I think of you often, and I think of all of the good times. God Bless you Ricky.

PSC3 Susan Malone
Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications

May 14, 2006

I was lucky enough to have visited the lovely city of Winchester several times in the past with the Honor Guard from my department. It was a lovely city and very welcoming. I can't say I met Sgt. Timbrook but I know his department was always very cordial. I know how deeply a loss like this is felt no matter where it happens, but in a city like Winchester it can be especially hard. Though it's been a few years since this tragedy, I know the whole city still feels it.

God Bless Sgt. Timbrook's family. Though they may have moved on with their lives, Ricky will always be a part of them and has never really left them.

Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 27, 2006

May you rest in peace my brother. My prayer is that the Lord will bless your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 1, 2006

Hey Rick,
It seems so long ago, Me, you and Barbour hanging out in that broken down building they called a police acadamy. How many times did we watch "Colors"? I think we wore out the tape. Good thing you were there, me and Chris did not have a clue. I still keep a picture of us in my cruiser from the party after graduation. It's all bent-up and I think I spilled something on it, but I can still see the smiles on all of our faces. I don't think a day goes by when I don't think about you, but you know that. I miss you Bud.

R.L. McCormick
Albemarle County Police

November 15, 2005

To the family and friends of Sgt. Ricky Timbrook Stanley, and his fellow officers with the Winchester Police Dept:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sgt. Timbrook was brutally murdered six years ago. His dedication and valor will never be forgotten.

Our family grieves with you and for you.
We share your agony as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

Like Ricky, my son too left an expectant wife when he was murdered. Like Ricky, my son had a little boy whose birth he eagerly anticipated but never got to see. It is so sad that despicable criminals can take the lives of such loving and fine young men and devestate all the lives of those who cared for them.

May you continue to be comforted by the caring and support of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This refection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Sgt. Timbrook gave to his community as a law enforcement officer, and to his country , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 30, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept, eow 4/24/05

October 30, 2005

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