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Constable Andrew Winters

Marion County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 1976

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Reflections for Constable Andrew Winters

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

I never had the chance to met my uncle, but he has inspired my family to do what they do best. If it was not for him, who knows what they would have done. I too am going back to school to become a part of this law enforcement family. Thank you Andrew for helping me find my dreams!!

Danielle Winters
Great-Neice

May 15, 2011

"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

January 30, 2008

Even though I never got to meet him, he is the one who influenced those who influence me. I hope to learn from them and one day be as good of and officer as he taught them to be. Rest In Peace.

David J Winters
Marion County Sheriffs Depatrment

May 20, 2007

It was this man that influenced me into getting started in law enforcement. My father and my uncle were twins. I was born on there birthday. A good role leader, what a shame for this to have happened. I miss you greatly.

Chief Daniel G. Winters
Stevenson Police Department/Nephew

December 23, 2006

I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT SILENT NIGHT IN SOUTH PITTSBURG TENNESSEE. HE WAS A GREAT UNCLE, AND TREATED EVERYONE THE SAME. I HOPE TO DO MY JOB AS WELL AS HE DID HIS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE WHO WEARS THE BADGE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

OFFICER DALE WINTERS
KIMBALL POLICE DEPARTMENT / MY UNCLE

May 21, 2006

A man remembered will always live on.

February 18, 2006

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 4, 2004

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