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Deputy Sheriff J. Floyd Winningham

Pickett County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1933

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff J. Floyd Winningham

Deputy Sheriff Winningham,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

April 22, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

Deputy Winningham and family: Thank you for your sacrifice and service by both yourself, your father and other family members. Your family gave so much in the name of law and order in a time where technology and equipment wasn't what it is today. Your family is no doubt proud of you as are your brothers and sisters within the law enforcement profession.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno) and NVDPS

April 22, 2020

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 14, 2014

This is so nice to see, all these years later. I am the grandaughter of Floyd Winningham.

Thank you for the kind words.

Sue Syvertsen

Sue Syvertsen
Grandaughter of Floyd

November 19, 2012

To the surviving members of George and his two son's. I can only imagine the suffering you had to go through during the tragedy suffered by your family.I am proud to say,I believe we may be related and want your family to know the cause for Law and Order indures in this family. My Brother is a Retired Police Officer, three son's have served,(two are still active)one Nephew is a Deputy Sheriff, two other Nephews and a Female Cousin are Fla.Firefighters. 'God Bless You', and your family. We mourn your loss, but are proud of your service.

James Winningham,Sr.(Capt.-Retired)
Lowndes County Sheriffs Office Valdosta,Ga.

November 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 76th anniversary 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 72 years after you were killed.

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

I cannot even comprehend the magnitude of grief your mother had to endure in losing her husband and her two sons in the line of duty. No one should have to pay this high a price.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 1, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Winningham,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served during WWI.


March 9, 2006

I read the information about the murder of you and your dad while performing your law enforcement duties. Then about three months later your brother died in the line of duty in a different jurisdiction. Thanks for the tremendous sacrifice for one family.
God bless each of you.

Sergeant Jeff Grimes
Metro Nashville PD

September 7, 2003

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