Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Winget

Ripon Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Winget

Condolences to the winget family

Carson loveless

February 8, 2024

Hey Bobby, it’s been a while. I stopped by Burwood and visited your plot on one of my last visits home. It’s been 15 years and I miss you and your shenanigans as much as the day you were taken from us. Thank you again for all the wisdom you imparted on me for the short time we knew each other. Keep an eye out for us from up there old man :)

Andy Martinez
Former coworker, Ripon PD

April 15, 2022

Simply said. SEMPER FI MARINE. May God bless you and your family. You are in our hearts.

State Traffic Officer 7185 South LA CHP
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

April 9, 2021

I met Bob when he entered the field from the LA Police Academy and I worked with him off and on for several years. He was a "squared away" officer - always by the book and never a spot of lint on his uniform. I remember our lieutenant asking Bob why he wasn't going to take the sergeants exam - his response was priceless. He said, "I'm a street cop - I will NEVER be a useless paper-pusher office pogue."
I was truly saddened when I heard of his passing - but he passed on doing what he loved to do.

James Van Riper
LAPD (Valley Traffic Division) retired

February 23, 2021

Bobby, can’t believe it’s been 13 years. Sunset tonight is just like your EOW. I miss your crazy stories, and I always loved the way you referred to your wife! Miss ya man!

LT. (Ret.) Steve Merchant
Ripon PD

April 10, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 10, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Winget.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 10, 2018

Dear Chris,
I just wanted to tell you that I am thinking of you and your family. It's been some time since I've been on this site but Your "Robert" is remembered and appreciated for his sacrifices. This is Debbie (Michelle's partner) whom you met in D.C..


August 4, 2017

The memory of Robert Winget will not fade from view. He will be remembered fondly by his wife and children as the man who "stood in the gap."

Stan Jefferson

April 10, 2016

In loving memory of Officer Winget who risked his life daily and lost his life serving. I dedicate my school year to you and your family.

Heald College

July 30, 2014

Bob I can't put the words together to tell you how much you are missed. Ever since we met and went thru the LAPD Academy together (11-71) you always showed excellence. Number 1 in PT and especially wrestling, and just overall good soul that seemed to make everyone want to be your friend. I'll sure never forget the good times. You will always be in my memory and in my heart. Keep things in order up there and watch over all your friends down here. We'll meet again my friend. Dave

Policeman II, David Sattler

April 24, 2014

Officer Winget you are not forgotten and your family are in our prayers always. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. We know you are watching over your beautiful family and all those who continue to serve and protect...Thank You

family of
Sgt. Howard Stevenson E.O.W 1/9/05

April 12, 2014

7 years ago today that you were called up to protect heaven ...

You are missed and not forgotten ,

I miss the laugh and talks we had while you were at Waterford and Hickman schools

Floyd Padgett

April 10, 2014

Officer Winget....THANK YOU for your service to your community, being a Marine, and as well as the citizens of Los Angeles. My own father, a policeman, was injured in the line of duty in Colorado and died of his injuries so I know how the family members and the department is feeling about now. May God comfort you as you remember with fondness those special times shared over conversation, laughter, involved in sports, etc. May those memories help to fill the broken heart and give you comfort that you are not alone. People like me who didn't personally know this fine officer, but identified with the job he was doing because we are members of law enforcement family's, we are married and have family, children and grandchildren and come to depend on the officers in our communities for our wellbeing,are praying for you and will continue to keep Officer Wingett and you all in our family prayers.

Eileen Straley
member of police family

April 10, 2014

It's been seven years since we lost you Bobby. You were a guru of all things related to the job. I've always considered myself blessed for just the few short years I got to work with you.

Keep an eye on us from up there old man. We miss 'ya!

Andy Martinez
Former Co-Worker/Friend

April 10, 2014

Bob Wingett was in my LAPD academy class Nov. 1, 1971. On the first day of PT we started with wrestling. I'm small 5-8, but this Wingett guy was really skinny. Good, I thought, at least I'll get one win today. We started and within about 20 seconds I barely had enough strength to pat the ground so he would release me and let me breathe again. He's the toughest guy I ever had the pleasure to know. First a Marine, LAPD for 20 then Stanislaus County Sheriff then Ripon PD. Bob was my idol, and most importantly, my best friend. I'll never forget you bro, my life has been better having known and worked with you. You're always in my mind and always in my heart. God bless you man.

Policeman II David Sattler
LAPD, academy classmate 11-1-71

December 28, 2013

Bobby, you would be so proud of your Kell:) She has defeated so many obstacles these past years. Thank you for watching over her, there were times I screamed and cried because she frustrated so many of us. We never gave up on her, I respect her for being a strong and determined young lady! I'm here for your family and will continue to love them as my own. I miss you my friend!!!! Xox Mindy

Miindy Morris
Ripon Police Dept- Patrol

July 8, 2013

Bob, seems like I just saw you walking down the hall for briefing. You and your big blue jump suite!! I tell ya man you knew how to rock that thing!! Miss that smile and your happy personality :-) Briefing isn’t the same... your jokes and ranting about admin sure made it interesting :-) you always had a way of making people laugh. I miss all of your Bobisims and your way of " Police work" We will forever have a place for you in our hearts, all of us here at RPD will never forget you! You’re a wonderful man!!

Mindy :-)

Police Officer Mindy Morris
Ripon PD

April 11, 2013

Hey Bob,

Well, its been six years as of today that you left us. Topper was retired a few months ago, but Gordon takes real good care of him for you! I think of you often. I remember our daily banter, and that I could always tell when you were in the office asking for a new gadget or toy that you just had to have for your belt. You are a good man, and will always be missed. Rest easy.

Sgt. Don Luthey
Ripon Police Department

April 10, 2013

I can't beleive it's been six years. Seems like just yesterday you were hunting me down because your computer wasn't working right.

We miss you and think of you often. I hope you're enjoying yourself!

Dan Brannon - Department Geek
Ripon Police Department

April 10, 2013

Hey old man, I miss ya! Keep an eye on us from up there.


C/O J. A. Martinez
Idaho DOC

April 10, 2013

We all miss you

FTO Husman
Ripon Police Department

April 10, 2013

Bobby: I miss you. I can't believe it's been 6 years. We still tell "Bobby" stories & compare some of the new guys to you. I'll be down @ the river this afternoon, like I am every year on this day, just to say hi. The river is still running, the blossoms have turned to bright green leaves, the birds are still singing and today will be warm & sunny. It was a good place to lay down your shield,,, just way too soon! Sparky

First Sergeant Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department

April 10, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over them. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 10, 2013

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