Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector Richard Daniel Winter

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 2008

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Reflections for Inspector Richard Daniel Winter

Inspector Winter,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2018

Rest well my brother. Continue to watch over your loving family, and also the NYPD. They can use your guidance.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 25, 2018

Dick Winter and I meet in bootcamp in 1966. Our relationship started out strained. By by the end of bootcamp we had become good friends. He asked me to be an usher at his wedding. This became a lifelong friendship between our families. We both joined the NYPD and it was obvious to me that he would be a raising star. Everything Dick did in life was to the best of his ability. He taught me how to hang a new door in an old frame, replace a window using a temporary header and installed wall to wall carpeting in my first house. It wasn’t entirely one sided though my trade was plumbing and heating and l was happy to reciprocate. Another thing that most people don’t know is that on 9-11 Dick’s nephew a NYC Fireman was killed at the twin towers bombing.

For me he will always be remembered as one of the most decent hard working people I have ever known. The world is a little better because of him. Those of us who knew him will always keep him in our hearts.


Sgt Jack Holub ret.

March 16, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 25, 2017

Inspector Winter,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2017

RIP Insp Winter
You were one of the best bosses anyone could work with.
Let it be known that anyone working under your guidance, has become a better person. THANK You and may God forever hold you in His arms.

SS (ret)
NYPD Fleet Services Div

December 13, 2016

Rest well my brother. For you are a true hero who sacrificed your life to help others. May God continue to hold you in his arms, and to give solace to your loving family. One day we will meet.

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

October 25, 2016

Worked with Inspector Winter, may he be in peace. Will always remember his kindness to me and willingness to help others. God bless his family!

Deputy Inspector John Scolaro

October 25, 2015

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Inspector Winter and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 21, 2015

Rest in Peace. May God comfort your friends and family.

John Kenney / Retired SAC
California Department of Justice / Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

October 25, 2011

I did not know Inspector Winter, however after reading Lt. Haring's thoughts and reflection, I am sorry I had missed the opportunity to work with him. Rest in Peace. May God always watch over you and your family. Let us never forget who and why these people murdered so many.


October 25, 2010

May God Bless you and your family. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

May 24, 2010

I remember Insp. Winter for his absolute and tireless loyalty to the NYPD. At the same time, he was so lucky to have the love and support of his wife and family while he worked an unbelievable amount of hours. He was a proud Navy veteran. His loyalty to the NYPD was just absolute. Unfortunately, he died soon after retiring, just when he was finally free to enjoy unlimited time with his wife and family. I knew him for over twenty five years and never, ever witnessed a lapse of integrity or moral values. I'll never forget him. I just wish the Lord had given him more time here on Earth.

Ret. Lieutenant Patricia Teehan-Haring

May 7, 2010

Inspector Winter,
It has taken over a year, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 26, 2010

To the family and friends of Inspector Richard Winter and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Richard tragically died as a result of his heroism following 9/11. None of our 9/11 heroes will be forgotten.

To Inspector Richard Winter's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for them many years of dedicated service Richard gave to his city and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 25, 2008.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05


February 26, 2010



February 26, 2010

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