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Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler

Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Reflections for Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler

Thinking of your family, friends and colleagues during the holidays and so close to your EOW. Your dedicated service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

December 24, 2023

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace.

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

January 5, 2022

I am so sorry. He looks like such a handsome and nice man. Rest In Piece Brother In Blue.

Constable Lisa Colombo
Waterloo Regional Police.

November 8, 2020

May God comfort the family and grant them peace. May God bring judgment on the man who did this horrible thing.

Brandon M. Queen
Juvenile Detective #1816

October 18, 2020

My deepest condolences!

Dawn Tarlip

September 27, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

I'm so heartbroken over Officer Winkeler's death. He was a good man, it's such a waste. To take a life over a traffic stop. It makes no sense. RIP Jackson Ryan, you're in the arms of the angels now.

In honor of my father, William John "Mac"., a retired Military Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff, miss you so much, you were the best dad ever, RIP

June 20, 2020

26 years old!!!!!! This young man only started his life and career. Any time an officer goes down in the line is a stain on society. This can not happen to any officer, much less such a young man with his whole future, gone. God bless the Winkeler family.

Sgt. Russell Gordon
SFPD (Ret)

June 9, 2020

Laying down their lives like angels in disguise
They're weak but always willing
They dare to do the hard things
And in the dark and desperate places no one else goes
You'll find the heroes
You'll find the heroes
(lyrics by Casting Crowns)
Merciful Father in heaven, surround Jackson's family with a hedge of protection and open the heavens and pour out blessings in his loved ones lives. Amen


May 29, 2020

RIP Officer Winkeler. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 20, 2020

Officer Winkeler,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 30, 2020

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jackson was killed in the line of duty.

To the Winkeler family, fellow officers, and all who call Jackson beloved, 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 our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Jackson gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 5, 2020.

Phyllis Loya, Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2020

This is a nightmare for everyone involved. I just worked my first fatal OIS a few days ago. Brother you were taken so young. God bless you, & everyone who had to work this horrible incident. My heart aches for the Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, & Latta Fire Dept. Rest in eternal peace. Hoping & praying for conviction and death sentence.

Detective Doug Cruz
Martin County Sheriff's Office

February 6, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 6, 2020

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

February 5, 2020

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Deputy Director Michael Karnbach
GA Drugs and Narcotics Agency

February 1, 2020

Rest in Peace Jackson


January 29, 2020

God bless your family, friends, co workers, and department during their time of sorrow.

Retired Deputy Sheriff Jeff Mayo
Brother of D.F.C. Hilery A. Mayo Jr. E.O.W. 06-09-07.
Trustee, Police Unity Tour Chapter VIII

January 27, 2020

Officer Winkeler, you are a true Hero! You fought like hell to the end and I salute you young man! Your life should not and will not be lost in vain. I am so very sorry that you lost your young life as I am sure you were destined for even greater things! May God hold you in His arms and comfort you. May God Bless all those that loved and cared about you here on earth. Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

January 24, 2020

Your sacrifice won’t be vain. I never met you but I won’t allow you to become a statistic.

Thomas Krajewski
High Schooler

January 23, 2020

Officer Winkeler, you didn't give up and fought to the very end, you proved yourself a hero, though I have no doubts everyone who knew you, already knew that.

God Bless, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Wikeler. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florence Regional Airport, Department of Public Safety.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 22, 2020

RIP Brother.

Trf Ofc. (ret) G V Daunhauer
Jacksonville Sheriff Office

January 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Winkeler. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the FRADOPS during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

January 21, 2020

May OFFicer Winkeler rest in peace. we will miss you brother

staff sergeant will roux USAF

January 19, 2020

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