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Officer Shirley Denise Winston

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, December 31, 1990

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Reflections for Officer Shirley Denise Winston

Ofc. Shirley Winston you've waited a long time to see your squad mates......Darrell Middlebrooks and Keith Slay. I spoke to Middlebrooks 2 months before he passed away . He told me the stories of you all patroling the streets of Columbus. We laughed alot that day. All 3 of you are very much missed at CPD.

Ofc. L. Aviles
Columbus Police Department

January 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 27th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 31, 2017

Shirley,

It's been almost 27 years since you passed. I just want you to know that you are not forgotten. Most of us who patrolled with you are approaching retirement. I think of you often. Thank you for your service and thank you for being my friend.

Rest in Peace

Former CPD Officer

Darrion

Patrol Officer
Columbus Georgia Police Department

December 9, 2017

Continue to rest in Peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

December 31, 2016

I did not know Shirley, but I graduated from the same high school as she did. I learned about her through planning our first Chavala High All Class Reunion. I asked for a list of Fallen Wildcats, so that we could remember them in a memorial. Her maiden name is Blanding and I was told she passed away in the line of duty and that the Shirley B. Winston Supercenter is named after her in the city of Columbus which is where I live. Now, I am all excited about doing our next picnic there to honor her sacrifice. I am doing all I can to make sure the Wildcats know how special she was to our community.

Kimberly Oates Glover
Chavala High School 1989

June 27, 2013

Today, I will have the privilege of joining others of our community to express our deep gratitude for the service and ultimate sacrifice you and your family made to protect us so that we could continue to enjoy the precious freedoms of living, safely and securely, in this great nation. I do not have the words to express how much I wish you, who left us so young, could be here with us and your family today. However, we will always have you and all of our fallen heros close to our hearts.
For those in the Columbus community, please join us if you can today at 11:00 a.m. at the Waldrep Memorial Baptist Church for the Unity With Pam Memorial show.

Linda Pierce
Muscogee County Clerk of Superior Court

May 15, 2013

LOOKING AT YOUR AGE AND REMEMERING WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE. VERY YOUNG TO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH. I AM A NEWBY HERE TO COLUMBUS WITH ATTEMPTS TO MAKE IT MY HOME. I HAVE HEARD YOUR NAME THROUGHOUT MY STAY HERE. EVEN VISITED THE CENTER THAT HONORS YOU BUT NEVER GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU UNTIL TODAY. I CAN AGREE WITH ALL THAT POSTED THAT YOU HAVE AN INFECTIOUS SMILE. YOUR PICTURE STATES SUCH. IT ALSO CAPTURES A SWEET SPIRIT. MY PRAYERS REST WITH YOUR FAMILY AS TODAY YOU ARE HONORED ONCE MORE. THE PAIN OF LOSING SPECIAL PEOPLE NEVER GOES AWAY REGARDLESS OF THE SAYING "TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS". CONTINUE TO RIP OFFICER WINSTON AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEST!!!!

MARSHA THOMPSON

September 25, 2012

Shirley was my room-mate at Alabama State University. I can still hear her voice and see her sweet smile.

Daphne Bettis-Dudley

July 5, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

I attended Alabama State University with Shirley. She was one of the nicest people I met when I arrived on campus. She had an affectionate laughed and enjoyed talking and having fun. I know God is enjoying the company you're keeping him. My condolences to the family and my continued prayers are with you.

Ronda Owens Hall
College classmate

December 2, 2011

I didn't personally no you, but I was in the Army, stationed at Ft Benning, Ga duing the time of your passing. Your member will always be inbeded in this community because of the beautiful park name in your honor on Steammill Road. On this day I pray your family peace. R.I.H.

Pennie Manigault
Columbus Citizen

September 27, 2011

Hello Shirley,

I was talking with a young new female Special Agent today and she reminds me of you! Though, its been more than 20 years since your passing. I still miss you my friend, rest in peace.

Patrol Officer Darrion L. Eshmon
Former CPD Officer

August 15, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary year 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

Officer Winston,
Maam, On today, the 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

December 31, 2009

you are missed ,love you

ike blanding
uncle

January 11, 2009

Shirley, altough so much time has past, you are always thought of and will always be remembered. Love you and miss you.

Sheri Y. Rooks, General Instructor
Federal Bureau of Prisons

May 7, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY OFFICER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 28, 2007

"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

December 23, 2007

Shirley,

It's hard to believe it's been almost 17 years. I think about you all the time. I wish things could turned out differently. You will live in my heart. I really miss you my friend rest in peace.

Darrion L. Eshmon

Darrion L. Eshmon
Former CPD Officer

October 20, 2007

Fallen sixteen yrs. ago, but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 16, 2006

You will always be missed and loved. The goodtimes we had Shrley, Myself, Foot,Curtis,Bryan,Your best Friend Joyce, Dean,Iantha,Rodrick,Sandra,We never forgot you. We love you Shirley Your cousin Teddy

Officer Teddy Jackson
Columbus police Dept

March 1, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

June 27, 2005

Rest in peace Sister...May we never forget your sacrifice...May your fellow officers have peace in their hearts and may we always remember but for the Grace of God...there Go I...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

December 29, 2004

Shirley I just attended the Law Enforcement Memorial last night at the Government Center and it led me to visit your entry again. Thank you my friend for taking my place that night-I shall never ever forget you...

Deputy Marshal Wayne K. Cox
Muscogee County Marshal's Dept.

May 11, 2004

Rest in peace, Sister, you are not forgotten. Bless the other officer involved, for he's a victim, also.


Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

December 31, 2003

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