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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

Rest in peace.

J.R.

December 31, 2020

Thank you for your time and service

Adrian

December 31, 2020

Rest in Peace. Semper Cop

Ofcr. John Hunt
New Mexico Corrections Dept.

December 31, 2020

Officer Winston,
On today, the 30th 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
United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2020

I think about you often, how unfair life can be at times. I think about your family and how they had to go on without you. I also think about the park named after you, how I had no clue growing up-the meaning behind it. I hope that your soul is engulfed with love and peace. I hope your children can still see your smile and hear your voice. I also hope that ppl become aware of how their actions can effect others and cause a ripple of lifetime fx.

Shawnte May

December 30, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 12, 2020

Dear Shirley, Family & Friends since 1964. This Year should be our membership with the “56 Club”. July for me & September for you. On Dec 31, 1990 - God decided to pick one of the most beautiful “Rarest“ flowers In His Garden of LIFE. Miss those...you can do it...conversations & laughs. I am pretty sure you are still on duty “in Heaven“ loving and encouraging everyone to BE & seek their BEST Self. Continue to RIH ... Thank you for your unconditional Love and Sacrifice. My Hwy 431 Friend

Teresa Mitchell

July 3, 2020

Rest well my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 31, 2019

Happy Birthday mom! I love and miss you everyday. You will always be my hero and the most beautiful woman I've ever known.

Nikki

September 25, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Winston.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

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

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