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Winchester Police Department

The WPD sends its sincere condolences to City Manager Eden Freeman during this difficult time. ๐Ÿ’A message from Mayor David Smith ๐Ÿ’ ... See MoreSee Less

The WPD sends its sincere condolences to City Manager Eden Freeman during this difficult time. ๐Ÿ’

One month from today, we'll be hosting our second annual Badges & Batter community pancake breakfast! Meet us for some hot pancakes and free Starbucks coffee on March 15 from 7-9:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge on Cork Street. Free and open to the public! winchesterpolice.org/winchester-police-to-hold-second-annual-badges-batter-community-pancake-brea... ... See MoreSee Less

One month from today, well be hosting our second annual Badges & Batter community pancake breakfast! Meet us for some hot pancakes and free Starbucks coffee on March 15 from 7-9:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge on Cork Street. Free and open to the public! http://winchesterpolice.org/winchester-police-to-hold-second-annual-badges-batter-community-pancake-breakfast

 

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Did someone say pancakes?!?

The Winchester Police Department would like to question the person in this photo in relation to a breaking and entering at Vaporzz on Valley Avenue. If you have information, please contact Sgt. Meredith at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Reference #19006037 ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Police Department would like to question the person in this photo in relation to a breaking and entering at Vaporzz on Valley Avenue.  If you have information, please contact Sgt. Meredith at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.  Reference #19006037

 

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Get a job!!!

We're bringing back the Flashback Fridays! Today's photos show the old police lobby at City Hall in the '70s (top) and the current space in 2019 (bottom). Before the most recent renovation of City Hall began in 2017, the space was occupied by the Finance Department and is now part of the Human Resources office suite. ... See MoreSee Less

Were bringing back the Flashback Fridays! Todays photos show the old police lobby at City Hall in the 70s (top) and the current space in 2019 (bottom). Before the most recent renovation of City Hall began in 2017, the space was occupied by the Finance Department and is now part of the Human Resources office suite.

 

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Recognize wolford and Mouser. Enjoy seeing these

In addition to Wolford and Mouser, Ralph Hite in plain clothes.

It's about time, LOL. GREAT ONE!

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Winchester Police Department

Check out the Rouss Review podcast featuring one of our officers as the show's main guest. Awesome job, Ofc. Slonaker! ๐ŸŽ™The latest edition to the Rouss Review podcast library is here! In this episode, host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM sits down with Officer Slonaker of the Winchester Police Department to discuss animal cruelty laws; "Tim Y the History Guy" shares a Black History Month lesson about a local baseball great; and so much more! Listen now on Soundcloud! https://soundcloud.com/roussreview/ep-3-animal-welfare ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the Rouss Review podcast featuring one of our officers as the shows main guest. Awesome job, Ofc. Slonaker! ๐ŸŽ™

Can you identify this male suspected of shoplifting at the Apple Blossom Mall? If you have information, please contact Officer Thurman at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Reference #19006048 ... See MoreSee Less

Can you identify this male suspected of shoplifting at the Apple Blossom Mall? If you have information, please contact Officer Thurman at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.  Reference #19006048Image attachment

 

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He looks like he can crack a walnut with that chin.

If they had a son on courage the cowardly dog this is exactly what he would look like

Great footage...sad that the store has BETTER surveillance then the ENTIRE MALL. Where are the walkway/hallway shots? where are the entrance/exit shots? oh that's right..those all look like this----

Well darn! I never know anyone

He will be easy to find. Very good footage.

Looks like he’s at GameStop

Walmart needs that camera...

Looks like he’s at GameStop

Great pictures! Someone is bound to know him!

Share please

We are gonna be so busy looking for different ones we won't get any shopping done.. LOL

Wow

Another scum ball

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Hey teens! If you're interested in law enforcement as a career or are curious about the inner workings of your local police department, this free, one-day academy is for you. You can now register online!
winchesterpolice.org/winchester-police-now-offering-online-registration-for-teen-citizen-academy
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Hey teens! If youre interested in law enforcement as a career or are curious about the inner workings of your local police department, this free, one-day academy is for you. You can now register online! 
http://winchesterpolice.org/winchester-police-now-offering-online-registration-for-teen-citizen-academy

 

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Simone Greene

Daniel Winchester

I emailed and on has gotten back with me.

Do y'all have dates for the 2019 Junior Police Academy?

How old do you have to be

My son did this last year...learned a lot and enjoyed it so much he attended the Citizen Academy for adults.

This is an outstanding idea.

This is an awesome idea!!!

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MISSING PERSON: Danie Patricia Gerardo-Ramirez has been entered as a missing person. She is a white female, 31 years of age, 5'5", 140 pounds. In addition to her ties to Winchester, she is known to stay in Front Royal. If anyone has an updated photo or information concerning her whereabouts, please contact Detective Dixon at the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. ... See MoreSee Less

MISSING PERSON: Danie Patricia Gerardo-Ramirez has been entered as a missing person.  She is a white female, 31 years of age, 55, 140 pounds.  In addition to her ties to Winchester, she is known to stay in Front Royal.  If anyone has an updated photo or information concerning her whereabouts, please contact Detective Dixon at the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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This is my sister. We need to find her. Please help us. Thank you!

She sent me a friend request a couple weeks ago. I was in drug court with her

Seen her at Walmart pleasant valley 2 days ago with her husband and kids

So what is the story, missing or not?

I could've SWORN I saw this woman 2 days ago at the intersection of Gerard and S. Loudoun at that 7-11.

Shes ok ive seen her didnt look like she was missing

Known to stay in Front Royal? RIP

Jamie Thall i cant find her on facebook anymore or messenger i wondering if the ppl shes with deleted her account or blocked me are you able to find her profile on fb still?

She's out, but it seems like she's not missing anyone.

Is she facing drug charges or just wanted? Im guessing she ran?

She is still on my friends list, she hasn't posted nothing recently but she has a different name on it. I will send a snap shot of it

Shared in Berryville. Hope she's found safe

Look likethe girl Jose had with her. Not a good guy. Jose gomez zasaladabar.

Don't recognize her at all but sure hope she is safe

I wonder if her kids are safe?

Praying for her safe return

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Update?

Kimberley Warf I hope you got my message and the two pics I sent you, 1 of her fb pg that's still on my friends list where she changed her name and the pic of her. I also sent it to the WPD

Any update???

Shared

Jennifer Fincham Franklin

Shared and prayers.

Amber Michelle

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Winchester Frederick Clarke Crime Solvers has partnered with Anderson Software to bring the P3 tip submission app to the region. Tips submitted through the free app are secure and anonymous. You can still submit anonymous tips to the hotline at 54-665-TIPS (8477) or on your desktop at www.p3tips.com. As always, tips leading to an arrest may result in a cash reward. Read more at winchesterpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Press-Release-for-P3-02112019.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Frederick Clarke Crime Solvers has partnered with Anderson Software to bring the P3 tip submission app to the region. Tips submitted through the free app are secure and anonymous. You can still submit anonymous tips to the hotline at 54-665-TIPS (8477) or on your desktop at www.p3tips.com. As always, tips leading to an arrest may result in a cash reward. Read more at http://winchesterpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Press-Release-for-P3-02112019.pdf

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is seeking entrants for the organization's 3rd annual Recovery's Got Talent. Please see it's press release below.
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Are you a person in recovery or someone who has been impacted by addiction or mental health and you have a talent that you are ready to showcase? Sign up today for the 3rd annual Recoveryโ€™s Got Talent! The event includes singing, dancing, spoken word, rapping, stand-up comedy, and more.

Bring your unique talent to the preliminary competition to qualify for a spot in the Grand Finale. Auditions will be held March 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Grace Downtown of Winchester located at 35 East Jubal Early Drive. Limited spots are available and you must call to register for the auditions.

The event is organized by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalitionโ€™s (NSVSAC) Recovery Subcommittee which has led local efforts to remove the stigma of addiction in our community.
The Grand Prize Winner will walk away with $100 (sponsored by The Recovery Connection), 2nd place will receive $50 (sponsored by Caso Recovery), and the third place winner will get $25 (sponsored by Pastor Brad Hill).

The finale of Recoveryโ€™s Got Talent is Friday, March 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Winchester Medical Center Conference Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $4 which will benefit the NSVSAC. We hope to see you there!
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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is seeking entrants for the organizations 3rd annual Recoverys Got Talent. Please see its press release below. 
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Are you a person in recovery or someone who has been impacted by addiction or mental health and you have a talent that you are ready to showcase?  Sign up today for the 3rd annual Recoveryโ€™s Got Talent!  The event includes singing, dancing, spoken word, rapping, stand-up comedy, and more. 

Bring your unique talent to the preliminary competition to qualify for a spot in the Grand Finale. Auditions will be held March 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Grace Downtown of Winchester located at 35 East Jubal Early Drive.  Limited spots are available and you must call to register for the auditions.  

The event is organized by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalitionโ€™s (NSVSAC) Recovery Subcommittee which has led local efforts to remove the stigma of addiction in our community.   
The Grand Prize Winner will walk away with $100 (sponsored by The Recovery Connection), 2nd place will receive $50 (sponsored by Caso Recovery), and the third place winner will get $25 (sponsored by Pastor Brad Hill).   

The finale of Recoveryโ€™s Got Talent is Friday, March 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Winchester Medical Center Conference Center.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  There is a suggested donation of $4 which will benefit the NSVSAC.  We hope to see you there!

Man arrested for forcible sodomy following reports of indecent exposure. On February 8, 2019, at approximately 8:30 pm., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to three separate incidents of a male exposing himself to females in the 2300 โ€“ 2500 blocks of South Pleasant Valley Road in the City of Winchester. WPD officers located Justin Michael England, 35 years of age, in a parking lot in the 2500 block of Pleasant Valley Road. He was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation into the incidents is still ongoing. England is reported to have exposed his penis to several adult females. At least one of the incidents resulted in England forcibly sodomizing a 28 year old female, who was treated and released from the Winchester Medical Center. None of the victims were known to England.

England is currently being held without bond at the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center on charges of forcible sodomy, public intoxication, and possession of marijuana. Additional charges will be sought. The Winchester Police Department appreciates the assistance provided by the Frederick County and Winchester City Sheriffโ€™s Offices during this incident.
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Man arrested for forcible sodomy following reports of indecent exposure.  On February 8, 2019,  at approximately 8:30 pm., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to three separate incidents of a male exposing himself to females in the 2300 โ€“ 2500 blocks of South Pleasant Valley Road in the City of Winchester. WPD officers located Justin Michael England, 35 years of age, in a parking lot in the 2500 block of Pleasant Valley Road.  He was taken into custody without incident.   
 
The investigation into the incidents is still ongoing.  England is reported to have exposed his penis to several adult females.  At least one of the incidents resulted in England forcibly sodomizing a 28 year old female, who was treated and released from the Winchester Medical Center.  None of the victims were known to England.  

England is currently being held without bond at the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center on charges of forcible sodomy, public intoxication, and possession of marijuana.  Additional charges will be sought.  The Winchester Police Department appreciates the assistance provided by the Frederick County and Winchester City Sheriffโ€™s Offices during this incident.Image attachment

 

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While some comments seemed plausible, the majority of them were not. What everyone needs to understand is that the 28 year old victim was taken by surprise while she was reaching in her car and was overpowered, she was eventually able to fight the attacker off. She did not simply run because her young daughter was in the backseat of the vehicle, thankfully unaware of what was going on. What is disturbing is that the person that was parked next to her was there at the onset of the attack and chose to drive away. I truly hope this person is never in a situation where he needs help and none is given. On the upside of all this the store employees responded right away by calling 911 and staying around to give a statement to the police officer. Their support after the fact was amazing. Hats off to the police and fire units on the call. The attacker was quickly apprehended and the victim was treated with dignity and respect. The rest is in the hands of the court system.

This is why all females should carry

Where is Lorena Bobbitt when you need her??

To all who say conceal carry, serious damage can be done to an attacker by hand as well. I’m all for conceal carry, but I think we should be prepared to respond aggressively in the event we cannot get to a gun!

I'm sure he'll be getting the same treatment he gave that woman he sodomised once he gets to prison.

Every woman should conceal carry!

This is why EVERYONE should carry ๐Ÿ˜‚

Someone should have put him down like the dog he is.

How does exposing oneself "result" in sodomization? It's two separate things. Right? You don't accidentally result in sodomizing someone.

Every woman should also learn self defense

We are living in a sick world, carry and trust God

This is a sick world we live in, stay close to God and pray for protection everyday!!

Confused didn't it say he was intoxicated? So couldn't she get away from him?

POS!!! I'm sure glad he was caught! Hopefully he won't slip thru the cracks! He needs more than a slap on the wrist!

Hope the inmates take care of him

Did she consent? Why isnt he charged with rape?

David I Agree With That! I gave a 9 mm to my buddies wife in ct last year.

Prayers for the victim whom he sodomized.

Gotta add that possession of marijuana in there ๐Ÿ™„

Way to go officers!!!

I am glad he was apprehended.

So sorry to hear that a young woman was assaulted! Prayers for during this horrific attack!

Mikaela Valerio, is this the guy who went crazy at your house on Linden Dr.? The name sounds familiar!

I’ve seen this guy by the Chick Fil A acting drugged up and arguing with someone who wasn’t there. Horrific that he sexually assaulted someone—I’m sure he will be released in short order.

My sympathies to the ladies that went through this..heard the scanner call was hoping they would catch him before he did it again.. seriously crazy world today.

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** Suspect identified** Thank you for the overwhelming response identifying the suspect.

The pictured male is suspected of shoplifting at the ABC store on Jubal Early Drive. If you have information, please contact Corporal Wyatt at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Reference #19004615
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** Suspect identified**  Thank you for the overwhelming response identifying the suspect. 

The pictured male is suspected of shoplifting at the ABC store on Jubal Early Drive.  If you have information, please contact Corporal Wyatt at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Reference #19004615Image attachment

 

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Why are people upset that their friend/family member is being called out for literally doing something illegal? I’m thoroughly confused.

This thread is amazing...

His gf deleted her comment she realized saying they had a receipt was stuppppiiiddd

All I’m saying is he hasn’t been officially identified but when u go off on everyone who comments u kinda give it away who it is. U just as bad as the ones saying it’s him. If my brother was in here I’d be denying the hell out of it

If you can’t afford it don’t drink

It’s 2019 why are security cameras low quality when high data hard drives are cheaper than ever to come by. Unrelated to the shoplifting just a comment on most security footage I’ve come across.

Brandy Dawn Brill

Watch your mouth must be ok to rob a liquor store

I saw the same picture at hibachi.. ๐Ÿ˜…

ABC needs to learn from hobby lobby and get better cameras

Um-dum๐Ÿ™„

Ravenn Nicole

Now Lock Him Up !!

Sad

Buzz Allen Boyce

Hope he gets caught sounds like they do this a lot.

Lock him up

Yes and I had a comment on yesterday and his sister told me I should watch what I am saying or either is girlfriend

Must of been desperate I can’t believe people

Tara Kees do you know him?!?! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀๏ธ

Kirk Vance why he look like you

So this is why u shaved ? Logan R. Bowen

Seems like everyone knows who it is. Should be easy for WPD to lock him up

Stop snitching Bitchs

Morgan Woodard that you or naw?

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Can you identify? This female is suspected of shoplifting at Belk. If you have information, please contact Officer Herbert at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. ... See MoreSee Less

Can you identify?  This female is suspected of shoplifting at Belk.  If you have information, please contact Officer Herbert at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.

 

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Pelosi’s Daughter ?

Shoplifting drives up cost for honest shoppers.

Great picture

That makeup is not going to help her lip problem!!

Shouldn't be hard to catch her, some one knows her! Excellent picture

She look familiar

Is this really from Nov?

Excellent pic.

A little late on the picture? November 23, 2018....it is a great picture hope someone IDs her....

Kamala Harris

Shes gonna need alot more makeup than that tiny container to fix all that ugly. Btw you cant polish a turd!

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Valentines Day arrived early! Thank you to these two special ladies for delivering baskets of goodies to our staff. We ๐Ÿ’™ our community! ... See MoreSee Less

Valentines Day arrived early! Thank you to these two special ladies for delivering baskets of goodies to our staff. We ๐Ÿ’™ our community!

 

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Mom R u just trying to get out of speeding tickets Lol

Mary Lou Effler Lantz what a wonderful thing.

Peggy is a great person too!

Mary Lou, you are such a good person.โš˜

That was sweet

Awesome!! ♥๏ธ

How nice r these ladies

Mary Lou Effler Lantz, what a nice thing you two did!!!

Love to see how the community is always so kind โค๏ธ

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The Strength & Honor Motorcycle Club, Stonewall Chapter held a benefit ride in honor of Officer Hunter Edwards in December 2018. Today, a few of the club's members presented the proceeds to the Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation and the Edwards family. Thank you all for your continued support of the Edwards family and the WPD. ... See MoreSee Less

The Strength & Honor Motorcycle Club, Stonewall Chapter held a benefit ride in honor of Officer Hunter Edwards in December 2018. Today, a few of the clubs members presented the proceeds to the Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation and the Edwards family. Thank you all for your continued support of the Edwards family and the WPD.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you should name something here in Winchester after officer Edwards so he will be remembered

Nice job Brothers! Shane "Hurricane" Venable Strength and Honor MC

You gentlemen are to be commended for you generousity and unselfishness! Thank you!

Well done, gentlemen. Very well done, indeed. โค๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

That is wonderful

Great Job Brother..!!!

Brothers and sisters in arms. God bless Hunter Edwards

Awesome job Gentlemen

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Sam Casselbury

Awesome men!

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**UPDATE** Suspect identified.

Winchester Police are trying to identify this male. He is a suspect in a shoplifting at Kohl's on February 4th. If you can identify him, please contact Corporal A. Polk at the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Please reference #19004845.
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Craig MacHenry

Taylor Ward !!!! this is one of the guys that stole from work a couple weeks ago

Someone is pretending to be me. The katie burke profile is a fake i do not have anything to do with these people.

Another scum bag

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The Winchester Police Department is investigating an incident of destruction of property with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. On February 1st at approximately 6:30pm, a white HONDA RIDGELINE drove through the gates of the football field at Millbrook High School destroying both the gates and the field. This was repeated at Handley High School at 7:00pm and at James Wood at 7:30pm. If anyone has information, please contact Corporal N. Post at 540-662-4131, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Police Department is investigating an incident of destruction of property with the Frederick County Sheriffs Office.  On February 1st at approximately 6:30pm, a white HONDA RIDGELINE drove through the gates of the football field at Millbrook High School destroying both the gates and the field.  This was repeated at Handley High School at 7:00pm and at James Wood at 7:30pm.  If anyone has information, please contact Corporal N. Post at 540-662-4131, the Frederick County Sheriffs Office, or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.Image attachment

 

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This wouldn’t have happened in 1994... nothing but Judges ran on that field then.. Andy Vipperman Dwayne Borden Steven Nelson Kevin McKinley Trey Kern Jerome Danny Westfall Michael Partlow Adam Braithwaite Jeron Smith

I'm no detective...but I would start looking at people who go to Sherando....

I think its HILARIOUS that people are trying to say it's someone from sherando. Like no they didnt bother going all the way out there obviously. ๐Ÿ˜‚ all the schools are within Winchester ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀๏ธ

How many white honda ridgelines can there be in the city and or county? A quick call to the dmv should be a good start to the investigation

The field at Handley cost $750,000 alone. I hope their parents have lots of money!

I'm sure there is video, somewhere. In a couple days there will be an arrest.

For those saying to look at sherando, look at the geographic area.. Millbrook is off 7, take that through town & you're at Handley, go further out & you're on 522 north which so where James wood is.. Sherando is out in the middle of nowhere in stephens city, not as easy to get into their field either.... I'm not condoning the damage, but it wouldn't be that obvious

Im gonna guess and say it was someone from sherando

Your not going to get into sherando so easily . The gates aren’t cheap like the other schools around .

Everyone defending the Sherando students and saying Sherando’s field is too difficult to get onto, it’s just as accessible as those that were vandalized. There has to be at least one accessible entryway for emergency personnel.

Kinda weird that it happened at all the local high schools besides one. Guess you better be checking out the vehicles at SHERANDO!!!

hahahaha pretty funny

If they wanted to vandalize Sherando they would have. Doesnt matter how "expensive" those gates are.

I feel bad for James Wood and Millbrook. Sad.

Sherando anyone? Amanda is right lol

This is really sad! I hope they catch whoever thought it was fun to destroy property like that and I hope they get more than a slap on the wrist.

Why would someone do such damage to schools? It definitely says FOOTBALL FIELD "NOT RACETRACK" ... SMH what is the world coming to now day ? I hope they get caught and punished.

Since they have time stamps on when each vandalism took place I'm sure there are traffic cameras they're looking at as well around these times. I wouldn't be too surprised if it wasnt from clarke or Warren county's, just a thought.

So sad no respect karma will come for sure..

Kids these days

A lot of nuts out there.

Senior prank? A sherando senior did it. Notice how that school wasn’t touched.

Gotta be sherando kids! Hmmm makes since, they are the only school who isn’t destroyed.

Was it in snow?

17 year old juvenile arrested on 2-11-19 at 0900 hours (can’t verify the source so don’t go chiseling it in stone just yet)

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government
You may not be able to fly, scale a building, or have heat vision, but that doesn't mean you can't be a hero! The Winchester Department of Social Services is actively hiring for Family Services Specialists and Family Partnership Facilitators. Apply now! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva?page=1 (P.S. - if you can fly, scale a building, or have heat vision, be sure to list that on your resume). ๐Ÿฆธ‍♀๏ธ๐Ÿฆธ‍♂๏ธ
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We're hiring! The WPD is actively recruiting for Police Officer I positions. Head to the online job portal for details and apply now. www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva ... See MoreSee Less

Were hiring! The WPD is actively recruiting for Police Officer I positions. Head to the online job portal for details and apply now. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva

 

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I'd love to work for WPD, My Grandfather was on officer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉL๐Ÿ˜

Kyle Hanson

Look at you Nate!

Iggy the poster child for WPD Ignatius Perry ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค—

Derek Davila Jesrrel Lopez ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍♀๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍♀๏ธ i wish i could see you one day as ๐Ÿš” police officers of our community ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Can Deaf become police officer?

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Detective Bob Wolford marks 50 years of service with the WPD tomorrow (Feb 1). We thanked him today by dedicating the first episode of our new web series, "Behind the Blue," to him.

Each episode of Behind the Blue will show you who we are outside of being police officers. This special edition episode includes some department history and inspiring messages from Detective Wolford, along with a look at his award-winning classic cars! www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtCmpnTU2os
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Detective Bob Wolford marks 50 years of service with the WPD tomorrow (Feb 1). We thanked him today by dedicating the first episode of our new web series, Behind the Blue, to him. 

Each episode of Behind the Blue will show you who we are outside of being police officers. This special edition episode includes some department history and inspiring messages from Detective Wolford, along with a look at his award-winning classic cars! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtCmpnTU2os

 

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Congratulations Wolford. Amazing!!!!!!

Congratulations Bob. Well done my friend. Thank you for your service.

Congratulations Bob Wolford on 50 years of service

Congratulations Bob. A job well done and appreciated. Thank you for your 50 years of service. Time to sit back and enjoy your retirement. !!!!

Congratulations Bob Wolford...

Congratulations Bob well deserved.

Thank you for your loyalty and service

Congratulations Well deserved. Speaking of cars, do you still have that little burnt orange Triumph?? I loved the quick pic of Earl Holliday around minute 5 in the video, and the fact that a 57 Chevy is your favorite- as well it SHOULD be!!!! Mine too!! ๐Ÿ‘ Brushing the memories away like cobwebs!!

Congratulations on your 50 years of service!! Enjoy your retirement!!

Congrats! Always enjoyed second shift with you in charge.

Congratulations, Detective Wolford! You are a great leader and inspiration to many! Thank you for 50 wonderful years of service to our community!!! Best wishes for many more years of enjoying those beautiful cars and anything else that makes you happy!!!

Congratulations!!!! It was always a pleasure to work the same shift as you---a lot of fond memories---the video was amazing....enjoy your well deserved and earned retirement!!!

Congratulations Wolford!! Always enjoyed working with you when you were 2nd shift LT. Loved the video!! and Way to go and thank you!

I hope they grasp some of your wisdom.

Congratulations to one of the best

Congratulations Uncle Robert

Congrats for 50 years Bob. ๐Ÿ’™

Great video. Thank you for doing this ๐Ÿค 

50 years...wow!! Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍♂๏ธ Love the video!

I remember bob when I started at wpd and his hair was a lot darker and he had more. Great supervisor and great person.

Thank you for your service & dedication to Winchester Va.

CONGRATS DO YOU HAVE A SON WITH THE SAME NAME ?

WOW! Congratulations Wolford.

Congratulations on 50 years Bob Wolford!!!

Thank you for your service but time to retire and enjoying life now

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**UPDATE** Roads have been reopened.
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Crews are working to clear an accident involving a tractor trailer on Papermill Road near Shawnee Drive. This part of Papermill Road will be closed for at least the next hour. Please avoid the area. Thank you.
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**UPDATE** Roads have been reopened. 
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Crews are working to clear an accident involving a tractor trailer on Papermill Road near Shawnee Drive. This part of Papermill Road will be closed for at least the next hour. Please avoid the area. Thank you.

 

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Was just there after leaving the Patsy Cemetery

Thank you for letting us know!

Traitor trailor hit light pole

Thank you for the heads up!

Erika Itsel

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Thank you to the crew at PetSmart for the stuffed animal donation. We ๐Ÿ’™our community! Donations of stuffed animals are used for interaction with children during difficult situations. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the crew at  PetSmart for the stuffed animal donation.  We ๐Ÿ’™our community!  Donations of stuffed animals are used for interaction with children during difficult situations.

 

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Do you all accept gently used stuffed animals? or only brand new?and can we drop off donations?

โ€ชOfficer Perry, Corporal Oโ€™Connor, and K-9 Riggs helped Chief Piper with a presentation about the WPD at tonightโ€™s INSIGHT Academy session. City of Winchester VA - Local Government ... See MoreSee Less

โ€ชOfficer Perry, Corporal Oโ€™Connor, and K-9 Riggs helped Chief Piper with a presentation about the WPD at tonightโ€™s INSIGHT Academy session. City of Winchester VA - Local Government

 

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This is the program I am attending. So interesting!

**UPDATE** Scene is clear of emergency personnel and traffic is flowing as usual.
Gas leak in the 600 block of N Loudoun Street. Everyone is safe, but please stay out of the area to avoid traffic delays.
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**UPDATE** Scene is clear of emergency personnel and traffic is flowing as usual.
Gas leak in the 600 block of N Loudoun Street.  Everyone is safe, but please stay out of the area to avoid traffic delays.

 

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Thanks for the info ๐ŸŒท

Looks like all is clear now, I do not see any fire trucks, police, etc...

Wow I had been one block away waiting for jess for an hour...Heard all the Commotion sure had no idea gas leak..

NEWS RELEASE
January 22, 2019

Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Jax to get donation of body armor

Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Jax will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jaxโ€™s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

K-9 Jax joined the Winchester Police Department in 2016. โ€œWe are extremely grateful for this donation,โ€ stated K-9 Jaxโ€™s handler, Corporal Brittney Kotynski-Neer. โ€œKeeping Jax safe is a huge priority for me as his handler.โ€
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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NEWS RELEASE
January 22, 2019

Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Jax to get donation of body armor 

Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Jax will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jaxโ€™s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

K-9 Jax joined the Winchester Police Department in 2016. โ€œWe are extremely grateful for this donation,โ€ stated K-9 Jaxโ€™s handler, Corporal Brittney Kotynski-Neer. โ€œKeeping Jax safe is a huge priority for me as his handler.โ€
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

http://winchesterpolice.org/winchester-police-departments-k9-jax-to-get-donation-of-body-armor

 

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Thank you ๐Ÿ™ Anonymous Sponsor.

How many other Winchester PD k9's need vests?

This is excellent!! They really need this, too! Keeping all of those in ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ• need as much protection as possible! Thank you so much for all y’all do, God bless and protect each of you and your families, in Jesus’ Mighty name, amen. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ

So awesome!!

How wonderful!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Who’s a good up-armored boy?!

Awesome

So glad to see this news. Jax is a wonderful asset!

I have one that was donated to my bloodhound from bloodhound group from nc, from the same company. They are nice.

Great

Beautiful and stunning

Great News

Yay..... Jax is Beautiful๐Ÿ’

Whoooohooooo!

Proud of Corporal Kotynski-Neer and Jax!

10/10 Jax is a VERY good boy.

Beautiful dog!!! And thanks to the donation to keep JAX safe

Awesome

Awesome !

Does he have a first aid kit?

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Happy 2nd birthday, K-9 Axl! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 2nd birthday, K-9 Axl! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

 

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Happy Birthday Axl...

Good boy

Happy Birthday AXL!!

Aww, Happy Birthday Buddy!! Have a pawsome day!!

Happy birthday

Aww Happy Birthday ALX๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

OH! Missed it by a day. Happy Birthday Handsome!!

Happy Birthday Axl!

Happy Birthday Axl!!

Happy Birthday Axl.

Happy Birthday

Happy BIRTHDAY Axel

happy birthday

Happy birthday baby...

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday AXL!!

Happy birthday buddy

Happy Birthday K9 Axl โค

Happy birthday, ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš”

Beautiful!

Happy Birthday ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Happy 2nd Birthday K9 AXL!!

“Ammo” our German Shepherd says Happy Birthday. Ammo just turned 5 on 11/4.

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4 weeks ago

Winchester Police Department

Remember your outdoor pets during this extremely cold weather.Remember your outside pets during this frigid winter weather. Bring them in if you can or provide warm shelter and protection from the wind. For advice on how cold is too cold for your dog/pet, visit www.petmd.com/dog/care/how-cold-too-cold-dog. ... See MoreSee Less

Remember your outdoor pets during this extremely cold weather.

 

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Stacy Haines

Barbara Orhanen - thought this picture might cheer you up! Hope you are feeling better

UPDATE: Virginia State Police report no charges in officer involved shooting

On January 17, 2019, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) was notified by the Virginia State Police and Commonwealthโ€™s Attorney Marc Abrams that no charges would be sought in the officer involved shooting on Tower Avenue on January 9th. At the request of the WPD, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation was asked to investigate the incident. Now that the investigation has been completed, Chief John Piper has directed an administrative review of the incident.

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UPDATE: Virginia State Police report no charges in officer involved shooting 

On January 17, 2019,  the Winchester Police Department (WPD) was notified by the Virginia State Police and Commonwealthโ€™s Attorney Marc Abrams that no charges would be sought in the officer involved shooting on Tower Avenue on January 9th. At the request of the WPD, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation was asked to investigate the incident. Now that the investigation has been completed, Chief John Piper has directed an administrative review of the incident.

http://winchesterpolice.org/update-virginia-state-police-report-no-charges-in-officer-involved-shooting

 

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Officers spend many hours annually in firearms training. That being said, being placed in a high adrenaline situation faced with the potential of being fired at and the stress of making the decision to discharge your weapon can affect accuracy. That is why an exchange between two adversaries often results in discharging multiple rounds without successfully hitting the intended target. Being accurate against a paper target is significantly different than that of a situation when facing another human being. Officers do not fire warning shots. Glad the situation had a successful resolution.

2 shots into?

No surprise here. This is the correct outcome we all expected and hoped for.

Glad the officer was cleared.

Did anyone expect anything different????

Marc Abrams is a stooge for the City. He would never prosecute a cop. We saw that in prior incidents

Glad it was a clean shooting.

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Second arrest made in armed breaking and entering: http://winchesterpolice.org/second-arrest-made-in-armed-breaking-and-entering

 

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B&E? In my house, it's B&E&Doa.

He’s tryin his best to look hard...you’re from winchester man, chill

โš ๏ธ Daniel Morgan Middle School has been cleared and determined safe by Winchester Police. Students are being escorted back to the school from the War Memorial Building. Parents - please contact Winchester Public Schools for further. ... See MoreSee Less

โš ๏ธ Daniel Morgan Middle School has been cleared and determined safe by Winchester Police. Students are being escorted back to the school from the War Memorial Building. Parents - please contact Winchester Public Schools for further.

 

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What happened

Winchester Police are assisting Winchester Public Schools with the evacuation of students at Daniel Morgan Middle School. This is being done as a precaution for a bomb threat that was made this morning. The students will return to the school once it has been cleared by law enforcement personnel. Winchester Public Schools will update parents soon with additional information. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Police are assisting Winchester Public Schools with the evacuation of students at Daniel Morgan Middle School.  This is being done as a precaution for a bomb threat that was made this morning.  The students will return to the school once it has been cleared by law enforcement personnel. Winchester Public Schools will update parents soon with additional information.

 

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Colleen Hende

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ellos estaran bien xq dios los protejen xq son niños inocente de tanta maldad.

From what i observed WPD and WPS had good plans in place and it was handled really well. Good work! A shame we have people out here so mentally disturbed to pull these stuns.

Dios mio guarda todo los niños de esta escuela

You wander why people are home schooling.

Juan J Cruz

Vivian Walker, Karen Ziegelmeyer-Butler

Kaitlyn Wright

Pray it was a fake call ๐Ÿ™

What is wrong with the people that's terrible

Peggy Culbert Dollar Ian Dollar

I’m really glad all the children are safe!! I really hope LEO’s find out who did that!!

Michael Raul

Tammy Carlson!

Jenny Marie Funk

Lennys Hurtado

Rayna Cutrona

Tina Thacker Minter

Dios santo!!

Praying everyone is safe!

I thought schools were closed today

Is our girl ok sis !!!!!

I know. I got the text

deven poner mas vijilancia ya esto puede pasar en las demas escuelas del aria uno que. pone los niños pequeños ellos no saben cuidado

School just called again and said that every school's been emptied evacuated and everybody is safe at the war memorial don't same please stay home for more information what the hell is going on

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Chief John Piper addresses our 5 new recruits before they begin attending Basic Academy. We wish them the best and look forward to their graduation in May! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Good luck! If you pull me over just remember....I didn't do it :).

In May? Middletown academy?

Good luck.๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ

On January 16, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriffโ€™s Office assisted the Winchester Police Department (WPD) with the arrest of Harry James Minter IV, who was wanted for possessing a gun while being in possession of a Schedule I or II drug. The WPD continues to thoroughly investigate the homicide of Jerry Wayne Reid, Jr. During the course of the investigation, it was determined Minter was at Reidโ€™s residence on the night of his death...full storyโžก๏ธ winchesterpolice.org/man-arrested-on-gun-and-drug-charge ... See MoreSee Less

On January 16, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriffโ€™s Office assisted the Winchester Police Department (WPD) with the arrest of Harry James Minter IV, who was wanted for possessing a gun while being in possession of a Schedule I or II drug. The WPD continues to thoroughly investigate the homicide of Jerry Wayne Reid, Jr. During the course of the investigation, it was determined Minter was at Reidโ€™s residence on the night of his death...full storyโžก๏ธ http://winchesterpolice.org/man-arrested-on-gun-and-drug-chargeImage attachment

 

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Jimmy is a friend and good guy, let this play out before passing judgement

I'm sure they won't say anything until they've gathered enough evidence

Holy shit

I work with him this is insane

Kills a loving and friendly man who would not hurt a fly who died for no reason

Wow...

So is he a suspect in the shooting?

Surely appears to be a worthless piece of shit, I’m sure the evidence will support this hypothesis.

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** WANTED SUBJECT CAPTURED** Ronald Johnson was taken into custody by Winchester officers at approximately 5PM today.

UPDATED PHOTO of Wanted Subject. Ronald Johnson remains at large for breaking and entering while armed, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and brandishing a firearm.
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** WANTED SUBJECT CAPTURED** Ronald Johnson was taken into custody by Winchester officers at approximately 5PM today.   

UPDATED PHOTO of Wanted Subject. Ronald Johnson remains at large for breaking and entering while armed, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and brandishing a firearm.

 

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Thankyou ! Last night was the first night I slept since he broke into our home ...

Surprising, he doesn’t look like a criminal.

I just came here for the racism.

Lol look at his face trying to say “I’m hard, grew up on the streets.” Bro...you’re from winchester

Some of y’all need to gargle buckshot for breakfast smh with your halfway not funny comments๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฌ

Got him earlier this evening. He jumped out of a window and broke his ankle and or leg.

Was he wearing a belt? If not, he wont be running too far.

K9 Jax....Bring him in. Praying for your and all officers safety in doiing so.

Looks like Medusa!!!

Shared

He looks like a stand up fella.

Renee Wright Dolphin, they got 1 of those guys you'd posted about the other day

Sure glad he's off our streets!

Oh good lord

Says he was captured

Shared in MD.

This dude is long gone!

They will get you

Angie Pomeroy

Amanda Grady

Shared

Hang him

I'm glad they got him..and with that said I'm sick of all of you that has too make this a racist thing. There are pure evil in all race's.

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** WANTED SUBJECT CAPTURED** Ronald Johnson was taken into custody by Winchester officers at approximately 5PM today.

On January 15, 2019, at approximately 7 pm, WPD officers arrested a 29-year-old male in connection to last week's breaking and entering of a Jackson Avenue residence. Officers are looking for second suspect and are seeking tips from the public. More info: winchesterpolice.org/arrest-made-and-second-suspect-wanted-in-armed-breaking-and-entering
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** WANTED SUBJECT CAPTURED** Ronald Johnson was taken into custody by Winchester officers at approximately 5PM today.   

On January 15, 2019, at approximately 7 pm, WPD officers arrested a 29-year-old male in connection to last weeks breaking and entering of a Jackson Avenue residence. Officers are looking for second suspect and are seeking tips from the public. More info: http://winchesterpolice.org/arrest-made-and-second-suspect-wanted-in-armed-breaking-and-enteringImage attachment

 

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Thank you WPD for getting the first dirt-bag! We know you’ll get his partner in crime!!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ

God bless our Brothers and sisters in Winchester police

Oh but they’re such good boys must be their friends they hang with that made them do it

Hold up was he at the gas station yesterday on the corner of national? Does anyone know? He looks exactly like a man I saw that bumped into me then came back inside and apologized he seemed drunk or something

Get them off streets to jail...

Tyrell Fisher

The dirt bag is lucky the home owner grabbed a phone and not a gun. Otherwise instead of sitting in a jail cell he would be in a pine box. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

Racial pigs Winchester pd

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1 month ago

Winchester Police Department

Snow Plan B has been activated in the City of Winchester. Be safe and stay off roads if possible to allow the Snow Team to work efficiently. Thanks!Traffic light cam photos from 5:55 pm on January 12. Residents are asked to stay off the roads if at at possible so the City's Snow Team can work efficiently. Thank you! Snow response info: http://www.icontact-archive.com/YUMGRli0ZXSzABkq5BqAx7iiUzAqSbO5?w=3 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Please give tickets to people who do not clean the snow off their vehicles - especially the roof of the car.

What was the plan last time it snowed? Sleep in and do nothing?

Why show clear roads

**Breaking and Entering Update** Surveillance images obtained. Please note the peacoat displaying 8 buttons is green. If you have information, please contact the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Angie Pomeroy

Who does a B&E in a pea coat though?

Please note the left foot outward walking

They are lucky she wasn’t armed.

Tom Elkins

No fingerprints? Looked like duckman opened the door with bare hands.

I see this man walking all the time around Winchester because the outward walk ahead catches my eye!

the one at the door looks like a chick by the way she is standing and her shoes are small....

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WPD investigating early morning breaking and entering http://winchesterpolice.org/winchester-police-investigate-breaking-and-entering-5

 

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Isn’t someone a bit of a smarty pants today Bryan. No Sandra they didn’t catch them unfortunately.

Please say they got caught

Hopefully someone has them on there alarm system cameras and can help identify them. Persons like that being that ignorant to rob others should be dealt with harshly and swiftly!

Angi Boyer-Steele did you see this one?

Our Combat the Cat campaign must be working! From the time of its launch in November 2018 to December 31, 2018, the WPD received 7 calls pertaining to thefts from motor vehicles. In 2017 during the same time period (11/1-12/31), the WPD received 20 calls, and 22 calls during that time period in 2016. winchesterpolice.org/crime-prevention

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Our Combat the Cat campaign must be working! From the time of its launch in November 2018 to December 31, 2018, the WPD received  7 calls pertaining to thefts from motor vehicles. In 2017 during the same time period (11/1-12/31), the WPD received 20 calls, and 22 calls during that time period in 2016. http://winchesterpolice.org/crime-prevention

http://winchesterpolice.org/combat-the-cat-anti-theft-awareness-campaign-sees-early-results

On January 9, 2019, at 12:49 a.m., the Winchester Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal male, armed with a firearm, at his residence in the 2300 block of Tower Avenue. The first responding officer arrived on scene and encountered the male outside of the residence, armed with a handgun in his waistband. The male was agitated and stopped complying with the officerโ€™s instructions to be taken safely into custody. As the male reached for his handgun, the officer shot at the male. He was not struck. The male became compliant and was taken safely into custody. No one was injured as a result of the incident. The male underwent a mental health evaluation. The officer's body worn camera was activated during the incident. At the request of the WPD, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, which is ongoing at this time. Pursuant to WPD policy, the two year veteran officer has been placed on routine paid administrative leave. ... See MoreSee Less

On January 9, 2019,  at 12:49 a.m., the Winchester Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal male, armed with a firearm, at his residence in the 2300 block of Tower Avenue.  The first responding officer arrived on scene and encountered the male outside of the residence, armed with a handgun in his waistband.  The male was agitated and stopped complying with the officerโ€™s instructions to be taken safely into custody.  As the male reached for his handgun, the officer shot at the male.  He was not struck.  The male became compliant and was taken safely into custody.  No one was injured as a result of the incident.  The male underwent a mental health evaluation.  The officers body worn camera was activated during the incident.  At the request of the WPD, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, which is ongoing at this time. Pursuant to WPD policy, the two year veteran officer has been placed on routine paid administrative leave.

 

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Good work officer you saved that mans life, possibly others, and the grief of family and close friends. I'm sure taking a administrative leave while the investigation is underway is a deserved break for what mental battle you were under while trying to help this man. Well done!

Thank God for poor aim, amirite?!?!

This man may have been going for suicide by cop. If the cop shot him he would have gotten what he wanted. Sad situation for all involved if that had happened. This police officer, whether meaning to or not, did the right thing by missing. It's not fair to say that someone in mental distress is crazy. Perhaps this officer had compassion, that's how I would like to think of the actions performed. Most likely he missed the shot though and by the grace of God no one was hurt. Prayers for all involved.

So out to help ya they shoot at ya. Just what a suicidal person needs...someone to help them get there?

Our jobs have become so much more dangerous ๐Ÿ˜ž when I came here in 2005 this was never heard of. Pray for your officers!!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

I think it maybe protocol to be put on administrative leave anytime their guns are fired, until the investigation is complete. Doesn’t mean he’s “in trouble.”

Post the officer's name. The Community has a compelling interest in knowing which police officers are discharging firearms at citizens. I certainly hope the news papers fight to get the name via a foia lawsuit. Else -- they are nothing but arms of the local government/administration.

Thank you for your service WPD! ๐Ÿ’™

you mean the officer shot and missed? on purpose? where did the bullet go?

Thank you for bringing this man safely to the medical evaluation and help he needs, while keeping the community safe.

Great work WPD. I pray the man gets the help he needs

So glad our police officers are CIT trained and were able resolve this without injury.

the officer acted safely and saved lives

That could have gone so much different in a bad way that's why we should always be grateful of those who were that uniform

If 2 years makes a veteran, do you guys retire at 5?

Glad no one got hurt, God Bless.

It's a shame guns are so easily obtainable in this state. It is clear something needs to be done to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

I hope it is just the policy but in this case what could he have possibly done wrong???

Another case of a gun in wrong hands Guns are just too prolific Glad this ended well.

Don’t understand why the officer would shoot if they had planned on missing

Jesus christ. Glad to see we're safe on fb with all these arm chair police officers, lawyers, and firearm experts.

Don't understand the time off, seams to me he did a good job and no one was hurt...

I hope they found the officers ๐Ÿ‘ฎ bullet or things could go very bad for him.

These officers r very good. Used to live in Winchester & knew some

Comments most are so negative wanting someone shot by a police officer just to get our guns takin a way is bull . The officer did his job he saved a life. The Important part of his job step in his shoes and walk that mile if you can .

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Officers Sales and Niang stopped by the Winc-City Assault basketball practice tonight to speak with the team about the importance of teamwork, listening to coaches, showing respect for others, and standing up against bullies. ๐Ÿ€ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That's great!

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean thieves have stopped eyeing up your property. One simple and effective way to prevent theft from your vehicle is to keep the doors locked and windows up when the vehicle is unoccupied - even in driveways! If you must keep valuables in your vehicle, do so only for a short amount of time. Keep them out of view or in the trunk. Never leave a firearm in an unlocked vehicle.

Sgt. Ackerman and Officer Niang of our Community Resources Team are busy moving our Combat the Cat signs to residential areas this week! Remember - Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe.
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The holidays may be over, but that doesnt mean thieves have stopped eyeing up your property. One simple and effective way to prevent theft from your vehicle is to keep the doors locked and windows up when the vehicle is unoccupied - even in driveways! If you must keep valuables in your vehicle, do so only for a short amount of time. Keep them out of view or in the trunk. Never leave a firearm in an unlocked vehicle. 

Sgt. Ackerman and Officer Niang of our Community Resources Team are busy moving our Combat the Cat signs to residential areas this week! Remember - Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe.

 

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YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO OUR COMMUNITY.

U shouldn’t leave anything of valuable in your car period. Ours was locked at Jones Funeral Home n it was locked so they busted the window out. Assholes

Read this important message about scams from the Virginia State Police, Virginia Fusion Center, and Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center:

"The Virginia State Police, the Virginia Fusion Center, and the Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center have observed numerous fraudulent telephone scams
involving police impersonation. The scammers claimed to be police officers and provided a valid Virginia State
Police telephone number to verify their claims. In some cases the scammers did followup contact and claimed to be Social Security officers or Attorney Generals. The scammers falsely made claims that the victimโ€™s identity had been stolen, the victim had current criminal charges/warrants pending, and the victim needed to send money immediately in order for the charges to be cleared. The scammers most often requested the money be transferred or wired into an account; however, gift cards as payment was also demanded. In some cases, the scammers communicated with their victims through Whatsapp, a free messaging application. If the victim blocked the scammersโ€™ telephone number, the scammers persisted to call from an โ€œunknownโ€ or โ€˜blockedโ€ telephone number."

You can find more information and tips to keep yourself from becoming a victim at this link:
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Read this important message about scams from the Virginia State Police, Virginia Fusion Center, and Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center: 

The Virginia State Police, the Virginia Fusion Center, and the Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center have observed numerous fraudulent telephone scams
involving police impersonation. The scammers claimed to be police officers and provided a valid Virginia State
Police telephone number to verify their claims. In some cases the scammers did followup contact and claimed to be Social Security officers or Attorney Generals. The scammers falsely made claims that the victimโ€™s identity had been stolen, the victim had current criminal charges/warrants pending, and the victim needed to send money immediately in order for the charges to be cleared. The scammers most often requested the money be transferred or wired into an account; however, gift cards as payment was also demanded. In some cases, the scammers communicated with their victims through Whatsapp, a free messaging application. If the victim blocked the scammersโ€™ telephone number, the scammers persisted to call from an โ€œunknownโ€ or โ€˜blockedโ€ telephone number. 

You can find more information and tips to keep yourself from becoming a victim at this link: 
http://winchesterpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PhoneScams2019.pdf

 

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Thanks for the info!

I've never understood why the main IRS office is located in India. They need to stop outsourcing all these jobs!!!!!. LMAO ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

God some people are so gullible to believe that sending a gift card somewhere will clear up some legal matter.

And a legit issue will not be payable over the phone. You have to go to court. And also for legit issues there's usually someone rapping on your door with a piece of paper.

Sadly, it panics some. I on the other hand thanked them for letting me know of the warrant and I was driving to my local station to turn myself in. Ohhh, the poor tongue twisted foreigner. I have many officer friends. The one who is a close friend and a Sgt. told me to stop reporting myself, that there were NO warrants out on me. My next questions was...wait...you checked? She was laughing at me.

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Chief Piper, Deputy Chief Rice, and Emergency Communications Director Erin Malloy accept a special gift on behalf of our Emergency Communications personnel in remembrance of Officer Edwards. Thank you Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications for thinking of us. ... See MoreSee Less

Chief Piper, Deputy Chief Rice, and Emergency Communications Director Erin Malloy accept a special gift on behalf of our Emergency Communications personnel in remembrance of Officer Edwards.  Thank you Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications for thinking of us.Image attachment

 

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Susan Malone โค๏ธ

This male is suspected of shoplifting at Stop and Shop on Berryville Avenue. If you have information, please contact Officer J. Miller at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Please reference #19000801. ... See MoreSee Less

This male is suspected of shoplifting at Stop and Shop on Berryville Avenue.  If you have information, please contact Officer J. Miller at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.  Please reference #19000801.

 

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Justin Timberlake has fallen so far and so fast...Performing at last year’s Super Bowl halftime show ...and now stealing pizza flavored combo’s...

I saw this guy Sunday at the store where the Subway is on Berryville ave. Looked suspicious ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Snacks on snacks on snacks... #enoughalready

Any description on his height?..

Are there any different angles?

Thats dis

Shared

Nicole Haitz I thought this was Cory ๐Ÿ˜‚

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The Winchester Police Department wishes everyone a safe, healthy, and happy New Year! We're looking forward to a wonderful 2019.

According to NHTSA, an average of 300 people die each year during the Christmas/New Years holiday period in drunk driving crashes. Enjoy tonight's festivities, but ensure that everyone in the community rings in the New Year without tragedy by drinking responsibly and arranging for a designated driver/Uber/Lyft/taxi to get you home.
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The Winchester Police Department wishes everyone a safe, healthy, and happy New Year! Were looking forward to a wonderful 2019. 

According to NHTSA, an average of 300 people die each year during the Christmas/New Years holiday period in drunk driving crashes. Enjoy tonights festivities, but ensure that everyone in the community rings in the New Year without tragedy by drinking responsibly and arranging for a designated driver/Uber/Lyft/taxi to get you home.

 

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Be safe out there!

Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for keeping us safe.๐Ÿ‘ฎ

Be safe, homies, while you’re keeping us safe.

God Bless our police and all our first responders. Thank you for all you do all year long!

Be safe and thank you for all you do to keep people safe and Happy New Year to all first responders who can't be home with their families.

We wish you the same!!

Happy New Year !!! Be safe.

Happy New Years guys and gals!! Stay Safe and THANK YOU โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Thank you for your Service, And be safe๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thank you for all you do for our community and please be safe

Thank you all for your service and for everything you do. I hope each and every one of you all that are on duty tonight have a very uneventful night....and I hope you and your families have a very Happy New Year!

Same to all law enforcement officers across our great country

Happy new year!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of you. Thank you for all you do and keep safe

Happy new years to you and your family.

Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Stay Safe

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you

HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEARS TOO YOU ALL

Thank You for your Service. Stay safe tonight. Happy New Year.

God bless each one of you,be safe.๐Ÿ˜€

Happy New Year and be safe out there

I hope all our police officer are safe,God bless

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Winchester PD seeks public assistance in identifying suspects in Sunday night's Smithfield Ave. homicide -
winchesterpolice.org/winchester-pd-seeks-public-assistance-in-identifying-suspects
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Winchester PD seeks public assistance in identifying suspects in Sunday nights Smithfield Ave. homicide - 
http://winchesterpolice.org/winchester-pd-seeks-public-assistance-in-identifying-suspects

 

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All thanks to a Gov of Va who believes in sanctuary cities...mark my words there is going to be more to this story than being told

All these murders and you still find the time to lie under oath arrest on false charges and assault an innocent man in custody then refuse medical service. My buddy told me how bad the communist wealth of Virginia is and here's the proof. Fyi I support REAL law enforcement 100%. There is a constitution maybe you've heard of it FOLLOW IT.

At approximately 10:53 pm on December 23, 2018, WPD responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Smithfield Avenue. Officers located a 40-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced deceased. Detectives remain on scene, and the motive and suspect(s) are unknown at this time. However, it is being investigated as an isolated incident. If you have information, please call the WPD at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. winchesterpolice.org/wpd-begins-homicide-investigation ... See MoreSee Less

At approximately 10:53 pm on December 23, 2018, WPD responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Smithfield Avenue. Officers located a 40-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced deceased. Detectives remain on scene, and the motive and suspect(s) are unknown at this time. However, it is being investigated as an isolated incident. If you have information, please call the WPD at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. http://winchesterpolice.org/wpd-begins-homicide-investigation

 

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Two women were talking at the Handy Mart. One was crying saying she was his good friend. She said they stole three baby pitbulls, a big screen TV and a pound of weed. Ok so that being said, there was a witness there and they stole all that stuff and left him to tell? Something ain't right I'm sorry. I've got some questions. Hate me if you want but where's the baby mama? Does she know the witness that wasn't hurt and you know dag gone well he didn't have the weed on the coffee table so how'd they know he had it? That witness is a really lucky guy. Hmmmmm

They are having a remembrance for him tomorrow DEC 28 btwn 7 and 9pm if anyone that knew Jerry wanted to go and hasnt heard about the gathering. Its at the intersection btwn smithfeild and Virginia ave. May his soul be at rest!!

This has been one crazy ass night. I live right beside them. My daughter and I had just left not even 15 mins before this happened.

No need for the public to worry about 3 murderers? Yeah, I don't believe this for a second. How is it isolated, when neighbors claimed attempted B & E of their homes? I believe the community needs to remain on alert for these animals.

If it was a home invasion kudos to the guy the homeowner that did it give him a medal

He was a friend of mine and brads Jennifer Kenney we went to school and everything

So Sorry for ur loss Brad love u๐Ÿ’•

Im worried about the son of the man who died. He is of special needs.. My heart goes out to him. Life was already sad... Now this... ๐Ÿ˜ข

Yeah same thing happened on Boyd Ave. A few months ago.

Man this is terrible right here at Christmas time. I pray for the family that is effected by this tragedy event that took place. May they find peace and comfort during this time of loss.

Man people can really suck sometimes! I hope the police find the suspect(s).

Okay we all get it you've been posting this for 3 days now seriously do your job and find a killer when you keep posting on Facebook for

Head on a swivel fellas!!

Sad man he was my co worker such a good guy

Prayers to the Family. Man when did Winchester start shooting ppl in the street? That is a Winston Salem move right there. So sad! Be careful and safe!!!

So glad you are ok. Tragic!

So very sad, especially at this time of year.

Prayers to this mans family.

So sad prayers going out to the family.

Omg that’s so sad.

In the name of jesus!!!

Omg. That's awful. Very sad.

One block away

That’s crazy

https://www.facebook.com/events/350539469106561/?ti=cl

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Second shift A squad received a special visit from Santa today. ... See MoreSee Less

Second shift A squad received a special visit from Santa today.

 

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Carla Marchi

Merry Christmas, fuzz! Be safe!

Merry Christmas

MERRY Christmas Winchester police deparment...stay safe and God bless you all

Y’all be careful out there. Merry Christmas.๐ŸŽ„

Awesome

I like that Santa! ;)

MERRY CHRISTMAS &thank you for all you do

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Earlier today, WPD officers responded to a call for a parental abduction at the Apple Blossom Mall. The suspect has been taken into custody for a domestic assault. While officers were handling this call, there was a rumor circling that a shooting occurred at the Mall. This is false and there was no shooting. ... See MoreSee Less

Earlier today, WPD officers responded to a call for a parental abduction at the Apple Blossom Mall. The suspect has been taken into custody for a domestic assault. While officers were handling this call, there was a rumor circling that a shooting occurred at the Mall. This is false and there was no shooting.

 

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God Bless the Blues ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

Parental abduction or more like ex just cannot stand the other parent to have time with child. #ParentalAlienation

Can anyone tell me what happened?? I was in bath and body works. We all ran out the back door after seeing people run in the mall and heard someone say there’s someone with a gun.... scared to death...

Saw the whole thing...

Maddie Leigh

Kaare Aabel-Mejias

Larry Adams

Kora Mauck

Jaiya Powers

Thanks to the police for the quick response. Messed up world!

Paige Parker

Jennifer Hirsch

Jason Hartsell

Mike Gordon

Kaley Hoffman scaryyyy AF for real

Corrine Pascual Hernandez es ese hombre

Donna Elliott

Melinda Marks

Steph Konczal I thought I saw where you were wondering about this

Ashley Davila

Betsy Stradtner Hickman sounds like we left at a good time ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Charity Nordgren

Shawn Brenda Payne

Thanks, cops!

Brian Stubbs Jr.

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Winchester Police and Clarke County Sheriff's Office are looking for Shannon Lamp aka Shannon Bowers. She is currently wanted on a capias and has absconded probation and Drug Court. Authorities are concerned for her welfare.She drives a late model white Ford Ranger or blue Nissan Murano. She has ties to several surrounding counties in Virginia and West Virginia. If you have information, please contact your closest law enforcement agency, the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Police and Clarke County Sheriffs Office are looking for Shannon Lamp aka Shannon Bowers.  She is currently wanted on a capias and has absconded probation and Drug Court.  Authorities are concerned for her welfare.She drives a late model white Ford Ranger or blue Nissan Murano.  She has ties to several surrounding counties in Virginia and West Virginia.  If you have information, please contact your closest law enforcement agency, the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.Image attachment

 

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Shes probably staying low till after Christmas. Shoot I know I would. The worst feeling in the world is being locked up during the holidays away from your family and babies. I dont blame her ๐Ÿคท‍♀๏ธ

Whooo cares, let her be, No matter what she’s still a human and we’ve all been in situations it can happen to anyone. She put herself in this situation, She can handle, and it’s not harming any of you.

If drug court wants her, she’s probably using. That’s probably why she’s running. They have a drug court in WV. They don’t play!!

Wow!

Prayers for her and her family!!

Tamra Conard is that the girl that was nodding off in the parking lot at the 7 eleven on 50 the other night? Looks like it

Lol worried for her welfare, you should say looking to lock her up

Emily Tenney...urgh again.

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Don't forget! Tonight is the last night for YDC Nights in 2018. Starts at 6! For transportation, arrive at the Timbrook Public Safety Building by 5:50 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget! Tonight is the last night for YDC Nights in 2018. Starts at 6! For transportation, arrive at the Timbrook Public Safety Building by 5:50 p.m.

Last week, First Night Winchester presented the WPD with its very first Canvas of Hope - a canvas decorated by anonymous contributors with messages of positivity and hope - in honor of Officer Hunter Edwards. We read through each of the messages and were reminded that though the latter part of 2018 brought us to a dark place, we will heal. Going forward into 2019 and beyond, we will laugh harder, love deeper, and live life more fully. We will continue to be a strong presence in the community that we live for and love to serve. Enjoy this video that takes a look back at 2018. The WPD wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy, hopeful New Year. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Merry Christmas and thank you for all for keeping us safe..

Praying for you guys every day. Merry Christmas and stay safe. Thank each of you for all that you do!

God Bless all our First Responders and keep them safe

Such a shame, my son absolutely loved this guy at the be a cop program for the kids. He was so friendly and took the time to talk to my peanut about everything he wanted to know. RIP to a great guy!

Some of the greatest people I know wear the WPD uniform. We are a blessed community!

Thank you WPD!!!

Merry Christmas WPD. Thank you for all you do.

Wonderful video! Merry Christmas WPD! Stay safe!

Merry Christmas to you all Thank you for all you do and be safe doing it

Merry Christmas To All ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„. Thank You For Your Service. God Bless.

Merry Christmas thank you for all you do

We are honored to have you protect our city. Thank you for all your service. Merry Christmas~

Merry Christmas to our men and women in blue!!!

Thank you to all the men and women at the WPD for all you do for our community with out you our community would not be safe. R.I.P Officer Edwards.

Merry Christmas to our men and women in blue!!! Thank you for your service in our community and all goodness you do. May God continue to bless and watch over each and everyone of you.

Awesome video Wpd! Merry Christmas to you all

Merry Christmas WPD .... Be safe and Thank you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

Thank you WPD for being there in the past when I needed you and thank you for all you do for our community. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„

Blessings of peace & safety 2 all my brothers & sisters in blue during the holiday season & more importantly every day & night~Amen

A class act by a great department for an outstanding young man and public servant....

Thank you for sharing the video. Merry Christmas and Happy New year WPD.

Merry Christmas, thank you all โค๏ธ

Merry Christmas WPD for doing a good job of making this world safe

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone there a Merry Christmas โค๏ธ

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2 months ago

Winchester Police Department

**UPDATE** Escapee was located and is in custody.******UPDATE***** MR. JOHNSTON WAS PICKED UP AROUND 4:00 AM THIS MORNING IN MARTINSBURG, WV. ... See MoreSee Less

**UPDATE**  Escapee was located and is in custody.

 

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Why werent schools notified about this??

I heard he was apprehended, is that true?

On it....

He's a sex offender

CAPTURED @ appx 4am by WVSP Fri21Dec2018 in Martinsburg WV

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We love the holiday season and our Winchester community! Special visits and special treats. Thank you for giving us the gift of great memories. ... See MoreSee Less

**UPDATE** Suspect identified. Thank you for sharing our post and providing tips!
Can you identify the female in these photos? She is suspected of a theft from one of our great downtown businesses. Please contact Corporal Lahman if you have information at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Reference #18050029
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Dear God I ask for prayers for her Please forgive her, her sins. This is the season of Love and forgiveness I pray for all how have sinned. In God's name I Pray Amen.

Are you freak’n kidding me?The pictures from Mars were clear enough to read a news paper!!

Some people have the nerve to comment after what they've done

Her husband is a cop

I hope you get him/her!

Do people not know that stores have cameras !! Geez!! ๐Ÿ˜ข

I pray she gets turned in!!!

This is so sad why do ppl have to steal go to work and earn it!!

Looks like a woman shopping at the Goodwill in Winchester today at around 3:30pm I think. Maybe there is a camera for car photos to verify?

pray she gets away

She gotta keep up those appearances

How awful! She doesn't look like she lacking much of anything. Get a frickin job!! Hopefully someone will know who she is๐Ÿ˜ก

Prayers she’s identified

Looks like a woman posted on another site that stole checks from someone

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Thanks to his great group of co-workers, Lt. Spishak is ready for the holiday season! With the season in full swing, the WPD wishes you safe travels and many blessings! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to his great group of co-workers, Lt. Spishak is ready for the holiday season!  With the season in full swing, the WPD wishes you safe travels and many blessings!

 

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Happy Holidays ๐ŸŽ… Stay Safe ๐ŸŽ…

Merry Christmasโค๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฒ

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 ...

Thank you for all you do

Merry Christmas, God Bless an Stay Safe!

Merry Christmas & best wishes for a blessed & safe New Year, WPD. Thanks for everything you do for us! ๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŽ„

Thanks for working to keep us safe, even when we don't appreciate it, and be as safe as you can. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

He doesn’t look very happy. Lol

Too cool! Also, there is a resemblance to Steve Korel... LoL

He looks like he just woke up

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ

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**UPDATE** Suspect identified. Thank you for sharing our post and providing tips!
The male suspect in this television theft left in a white work style van similar to a Ford Transit or Nissan NV200. If you have information, please contact Sgt. Schraff at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Reference #18050652
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Wonder where their door greeters are???They will stop me when I have a cart of bagged items..So these people shouldn’t be walking out with just a box in hand..smh

Prayers

Two different people. Hair is parted on different sides. One is wearing glasses.

Post what he walked out with. Then if u see it for sale u can match him and the tv details

You just can’t fix stupid. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

I went to Wal-Mart the other night hubby bought a kitchen aid mixer and you can best bet he got stopped but lot of times I don't see a door greeter at the doors

You don’t have to show your receipt.

He probably used a side or back entrance. Like automotive or whatever that doesn’t typically have door greeters.

Reward?

Probably one of those reversed camera thing. You take it.the right way and you view.it.looks totally different.

Kayla

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Next Thursday, December 20 is the last night of YDC Nights in 2018. We hope to return in the new year! Keep an eye on this page, our Twitter feed, or our website to find out about upcoming dates. ... See MoreSee Less

Next Thursday, December 20 is the last night of YDC Nights in 2018. We hope to return in the new year! Keep an eye on this page, our Twitter feed, or our website to find out about upcoming dates.

Remember to always lock your vehicles, even in driveways. Don't leave valuables in sight, and NEVER leave a firearm in an unlocked vehicle. #CombatTheCat and Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That is a very hairy hand lol

The final phase of our body worn camera program implementation is complete as of today! winchesterpolice.org/final-phase-of-body-worn-camera-program-implemented ... See MoreSee Less

The final phase of our body worn camera program implementation is complete as of today! http://winchesterpolice.org/final-phase-of-body-worn-camera-program-implemented

 

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The problem with the body cams they never seem to work when there's five cops beating the crap out of the so called suspect

Happy Holidays. To All ๐ŸŽ…

This is such an amazing thing to do for the officer's

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2 months ago

Winchester Police Department

Thank you Neer Food Mart for letting us visit and have lunch today in remembrance of Officer Edwards. We love our community!Hi,Neer Food Mart is feeling so blessed To Honor late Mr Edward(winchester police department)And we r so thankful to the department to accept our offer for having lunch on us for Winchester police officers. GOD BLESS EVERYONE. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Neer Food Mart for letting us visit and have lunch today in remembrance of Officer Edwards.  We love our community!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Raj and his wife are the sweetest people!

This helps restore my Faith in humanity!

Raj is such a kind soul. Very nice gesture.

I have never hear of Need FM..where is it? That was really great of them to do that .

Now I'm craving their chicken.

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Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Axl to get donation of body armor

Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Axl will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Axlโ€™s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

โ€œWe are so grateful to receive this donation that will protect my partner for years to come,โ€ stated K-9 Axlโ€™s handler, Corporal Tom Keller. โ€œMy and K-9 Axlโ€™s motto is a quote by Edmund Burke that states, โ€˜All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.โ€™โ€

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
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Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Axl to get donation of body armor

Winchester Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Axl will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Axlโ€™s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

โ€œWe are so grateful to receive this donation that will protect my partner for years to come,โ€ stated K-9 Axlโ€™s handler, Corporal Tom Keller. โ€œMy and K-9 Axlโ€™s motto is a quote by Edmund Burke that states, โ€˜All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.โ€™โ€   

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

 

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Phillipi Sanz thought you would appreciate this.

Who is his officer handler, is it Kotas mom

That's awesome news!!

A beauty that knows his job!

I love it!

Who's a good, well-protected boy!

Congratulations

Happy for him for this protection. Thank you for your service.

Awesome! Does Jax have one?

Thank you for all of your services and support..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

He's beautiful

Good looking dog for sure

Glad he is getting the protection he deserves. Stay safe Axl!

Awesome news for K9 Axl!! ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations Stay safe Cal!!!

I pray all k9 police dogs have one

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UPDATE - 12/11 @ 10:58 a.m.: Our website is back up and running.

We are working with our web developer to find a solution to the errors that you may experience while visiting our website. We hope to have the issues resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.
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UPDATE - 12/11 @ 10:58 a.m.: Our website is back up and running. 

We are working with our web developer to find a solution to the errors that you may experience while visiting our website. We hope to have the issues resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.

Note: We are experiencing issues with our website. Please see the article below.

Traffic checkpoint results in arrest

On December 8, 2018 at approximately 12:12 a.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers were working a traffic checkpoint in the area of Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road when they observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn in order to evade the checkpoint. After a short pursuit and investigation, officers identified the driver to be 36-year-old Eugenie Cabness of Front Royal, Virginia.

After making the illegal U-turn, Cabness accelerated through a red light to evade the officers who attempted to make a traffic stop. Cabness later stopped near Jubal Early Drive and was taken into custody. The 2012 Chevy that Cabness was driving was reported stolen out of Front Royal and contained a small amount of suspected crack cocaine. Cabness was also in possession of stolen items from the Walmart in Front Royal.

Upon arrest, Cabness was served with nine warrants and faces the following charges:

Failure to appear (Madison County)
Driving with a suspended license
Petit Larceny
Grand Larceny
Felony drug possession
Eluding police
Improper U-turn
Failure to obey traffic signal

Officers transported Cabness to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.
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Traffic checkpoint results in arrest

On December 8, 2018 at approximately 12:12 a.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers were working a traffic checkpoint in the area of Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road when they observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn in order to evade the checkpoint. After a short pursuit and investigation, officers identified the driver to be 36-year-old Eugenie Cabness of Front Royal, Virginia.  

After making the illegal U-turn, Cabness accelerated through a red light to evade the officers who attempted to make a traffic stop. Cabness later stopped near Jubal Early Drive and was taken into custody. The 2012 Chevy that Cabness was driving was reported stolen out of Front Royal and contained a small amount of suspected crack cocaine. Cabness was also in possession of stolen items from the Walmart in Front Royal.

Upon arrest, Cabness was served with nine warrants and faces the following charges:

Failure to appear (Madison County)
Driving with a suspended license
Petit Larceny
Grand Larceny
Felony drug possession
Eluding police
Improper U-turn
Failure to obey traffic signal

Officers transported Cabness to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.Image attachment

 

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Pure trash right here

Surprisingly the helicopter wasn't called in on this major bust... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Excellent job Winchester.

Outstanding, I think we've found something you do rather well( FMJ)

Geez!! Great job WPD

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Fantastic job WPD!!!

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lol that was near my house. saw a bunch of u-turns getting pulled lol

Yall are awesome

Great job!

Great job there is so many people who should not be driving out there without driving license please be careful stay safe

Great job. Hope the justice system does their job.

Nice work, WPD.

Article won't load for me either ๐Ÿ˜’

Awesome job ladies and gentlemen and how people can be this dumb theses day's it not worth the trouble

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great job officer

Good job WPD! Be safe out there!

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Bless all of you for what you do

Great job WPD!

Awesome job WPD

Wow And Great Job guys.

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2 months ago

Winchester Police Department

Itโ€™s a Holly Jolly Day in Old Town! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another successful year! 31 families in our community received blessings this morning thanks to these folks and the donations to the Timbrook Food and Toy Drive. ... See MoreSee Less

Another successful year! 31 families in our community received blessings this morning  thanks to these folks and the donations to the  Timbrook Food and Toy Drive.

 

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Awesome!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ…

Detective Ivins and Officer Slonaker visited John Kerr Elementary School last week and received a gift from kindergarteners honoring Officer Edwards. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Ivins and Officer Slonaker visited John Kerr Elementary School last week and received a gift from kindergarteners honoring Officer Edwards.

 

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What a great choice of students to present it to them!! Making friendships and breaking down walls. I love it!!

So glad to see these children, the school, and our community honoring this fallen officer. These officers risk their lives to protect and serve our community every day!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ…

That is so sweet

Cathryn Glavis

Kat Stew ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Bethany Plummer

Thats awesome !

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Flashback Friday: The 19th annual Timbrook Food and Toy Drive is well under way. Boxing and sorting is complete. Thanks so much for the community support. We look forward to delivering to 31 families tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

Flashback Friday: The 19th annual Timbrook Food and Toy Drive is well under way.  Boxing and sorting is complete.  Thanks so much for the community support.  We look forward to delivering to 31 families tomorrow!

Happy Hanukkah from the Winchester Police Department! Officer Lahman enjoyed spending time with Rabbi Yishai Dinerman again this year at the Light Up Chanukah event in Old Town Winchester, VA. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Hanukkah from the Winchester Police Department! Officer Lahman enjoyed spending time with Rabbi Yishai Dinerman again this year at the Light Up Chanukah event in Old Town Winchester, VA.

 

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Happt Hanukkah! Glad to see we are remembering those in our Jewish community

Honoring the lives of the military personnel and civilians lost on this day in 1941, a date which will live in infamy. To our WWII veterans and all veterans in our community and beyond, we thank you for service and sacrifice. ... See MoreSee Less

Honoring the lives of the military personnel and civilians lost on this day in 1941, a date which will live in infamy. To our WWII veterans and all veterans in our community and beyond, we thank you for service and sacrifice.

Body Renew displays a photo and candle as a tribute to Officer Edwards. The handmade flag is courtesy of Berryville Police Officer Mason. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Body Renew displays a photo and candle as a tribute to Officer Edwards. The handmade flag is courtesy of Berryville Police Officer Mason. Thank you!Image attachment

Only 19 days til Christmas! Whether you're finishing up or just beginning your holiday shopping this weekend, remember to ALWAYS lock your vehicle and keep your goods out of view. Do your part to "Combat the Cat" and prevent theft! Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Great story by WDVM featuring one of our officers that highlights the efforts by Barbells and Badges to support the family of Officer Hunter Edwards in the wake of his passing. www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/honor-a-hero-project-raises-thousands-for-winchester-officer-s-fam...

Remember, if you'd like to lend your direct support, you can do so by making a donation to the Winchester-Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation at Stephens City and Winchester branch locations of City National Bank. Checks may also be mailed to P.O. Box 662, Winchester, VA 22604. Check out the Foundation's Facebook page for more information and ways to give!
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Great story by WDVM featuring one of our officers that highlights the efforts by Barbells and Badges to support the family of Officer Hunter Edwards in the wake of his passing. https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/honor-a-hero-project-raises-thousands-for-winchester-officer-s-family/1641181370 

Remember, if youd like to lend your direct support, you can do so by making a donation to the Winchester-Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation at Stephens City and Winchester branch locations of City National Bank. Checks may also be mailed to P.O. Box 662, Winchester, VA 22604. Check out the Foundations Facebook page for more information and ways to give!

 

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I got my shirt in the mail today. As soon as I wash it I will be sporting it proudly. And tell as many people I can what he meant to our community. I hope his wife knows just how much we care about her and her son. I'm sure by now she realizes how we cared about the hero husband she has. I believe he was a humble man, in just the few times I spoke to him. He loved this community and wanted to make changes. He's made an impact for sure. May his memory forever live. Prayers continue for healing.

Tomorrow is the last day for donations to the 2018 Timbrook Toy & Food Drive. Stop by any of these locations to help make spirits bright this Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is the last day for donations to the 2018 Timbrook Toy & Food Drive. Stop by any of these locations to help make spirits bright this Christmas.

The Winchester Medical Center Emergency Department delivered a special gift in honor of Officer Edwards to his shift today. Thank you for your generosity and for the care you provided to Officer Edwards, his family, friends and co-workers the night of the tragic accident. ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Medical Center Emergency Department delivered a special gift in honor of Officer Edwards to his shift today. Thank you for your generosity and for the care you provided to Officer Edwards, his family, friends and co-workers the night of the tragic accident.

 

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He was a good man, who protected myself and my coworkers in the ER on numerous occasions, just like the rest of his fellow officers do ๐Ÿ’™ We are forever grateful for their help and dedication.

I’m forever grateful for the protection he provided us in the ER. He was such an amazing person!

Well done Winchester Medical ER

We are so grateful for the protection Winchester Police Department provides our community and are humbled by the sacrifices of the brave men and women of WPD. The Emergency Department staff was glad to offer this gift in remembrance of fallen hero, Officer Edwards, who will be greatly missed. ๐Ÿ’™

Stand up and be proud the crew that worked with Officer Edwards

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Beautiful tribute ๐Ÿ’™

Allie Bock

Job well done by everyone

Such a beautiful blessing now thats what i call love from heros to hero god bless officer Edwards your memory will live on forever

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There's still time to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community this Christmas! The Timbrook Toy & Food Drive will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and toys/gifts at numerous sites throughout the city through this Thursday, 12/6. Thank you to the Winchester-Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation and Volunteers in Policing for helping make this possible. ... See MoreSee Less

Theres still time to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community this Christmas! The Timbrook Toy & Food Drive will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and toys/gifts at numerous sites throughout the city through this Thursday, 12/6. Thank you to the Winchester-Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation and Volunteers in Policing for helping make this possible.

 

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Are you collecting donations 12/6? That is the next time I am in Winchester.

Watch the funeral procession of Officer Hunter Edwards from a passenger's point of view and hear the last call to Unit 35.

The Winchester Police Department would like to thank the National Capital Region Incident Management Team, the Winchester Fire & Rescue Department, each of the law enforcement officers from Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and beyond, the Winchester Church of God staff and media team, local businesses, and the community members who have offered their continuing support during this difficult time.
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I was so moved by the service inside the church and outside the church. My dad is 94, and a battle-hardened veteran of WW II, Korea and Vietnam. The story of Officer Hunter, along w/ the last call, brought him to tears. Peace to the WPD and Hunter's family and friends.

I didn’t know him but I can’t watch with dry eyes. His wife’s eulogy had me bawling. R I P

Heaven gained another warrior angel. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, WPD, and to all that knew him. Much love and support from your blue family here in Freeport, Texas

Those last calls rip my heart out. Rip Officer Edwards

I don't know how that dispatcher got through that without breaking down no way I could have done that. This is so sad.

I am prayerful that his friends & family take comfort in knowing that Officer Edwards is so loved & well respected. Peace in your hearts.

This brought me to tears all over again. What an amazing tribute to a fine officer. Rest easy, Officer Hunter Edwards. ๐Ÿ’™

This was heartwrenching to watch, but the final call really spilled the tears. Thank GOD to this incredible young man, his family, WCPD, and all those who have loved and lost someone in the line of duty. You will never know our gratitude.

I love living in Winchester Va It's moments like this that proved we still come together to mourn, to unify and to say our prayers and to respect the true heroes. Officer Edwards I feel honored to have known you and you came to my rescue and watched our neighborhood so we could rest at night So you sir deserve every accolade. Every flag that was flown for you. Now when I pass the place where your life ended here and where your everlasting life began, I and my 4 littles say thank you and we are eternally grateful for you. We will continue to pray for your family to include those in blue. God bless each and every police officer that risk their lives to save us.

Beautiful funeral. Fit for a king. Proud of our community and their celebration of his life and the honor of him. May he Rest In Peace and never be forgotten.

Thank you officer Hunter Edwards for your service and dedication Winchester Police Department a amazing tribute

What a beautiful show of respect. Thank you Officer Edwards, and all who protect and serve.

Thank you for serving in Winchester! Thank you for getting up everyday and putting your armour on and fighting our enemies. Protecting the streets. The armour of God is your light! Keep shining! Watching over your loved ones!

Thank you for your service to our great community! May your family, our community, your friends and your colleagues find peace, love and comfort in the difficult months to come. Rest in peace.

Much respect to you fallin office and may God watch over your family in there time of need.

Continued prayers for those who loved him!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Beautiful tribute. I'm so upset for these families and friends. My sympathy and deepest condolences

Rest in peace Sir. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved him.

Rest in peace Office Hunter Edward.You will be missed๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ‘ฎ

Very moving! Thank you for your service!

Amazing, touching and heartbreaking. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™

My thoughts and prayers are still and will be with you and your son Tara. Bless you Hunter!

You will be forever missed. RIP BROTHER.

Thanks for your service!

At home with his Dad Al Edwards

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Thank you CVS (Rt 522) and KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken for honoring Officer Edwards. ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you CVS (Rt 522) and KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken for honoring Officer Edwards. ๐Ÿ’™Image attachment

 

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Arbys 522 honored officer Edwards too...

Did anyone see the table they had set up for him at chic fil A?

Head over to livestream.com/wincog/events/8072777 for a live feed of the memorial services for Officer Hunter Edwards, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Immediately following, a live feed of the outdoor final rendering ceremonies will be available on YouTube.com/CityofWinchesterVA ... See MoreSee Less

Head over to https://livestream.com/wincog/events/8072777 for a live feed of the memorial services for Officer Hunter Edwards, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Immediately following, a live feed of the outdoor final rendering ceremonies will be available on YouTube.com/CityofWinchesterVA

 

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My heart is broken for that young wife and son. May God wrap His arms around her as her husband did. Very moving service. My son is LEO in Leesburg and attended today. Proud of The Thin Blue Line.

A moving and beautiful service for a young man taken way too soon. May God bring comfort to his wife and young son as well as other family members and the LEO’s and staff of WPD. #backtheblue#thinblueline

Thank you for making it possible for us to watch the service.

Will there be any viewing coverage of the Procession thru Town? I Pray the streets are lined with Grateful Citizens.

Rest In Peace Officer Edwards ๐Ÿ™

Beautiful service! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Beautiful service. Thank you so much for sharing and letting us watch. Prayers for the family. Friends and coworkers of Ofc. Edward's.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Too bad its a pay venue.

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REMINDER: Expect significant delays today on Rt. 522 near Winchester Church of God during the Officer Hunter Edwards memorial services and funeral procession that will begin at approximately 1 pm and close streets along the route until the procession passes. Please detour if possible. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we carry out this ceremony for our fellow officer.
A procession route map and list of closed streets can be found at this link: www.winchesterva.gov/officer-edwards-procession-route
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REMINDER: Expect significant delays today on Rt. 522 near Winchester Church of God during the Officer Hunter Edwards memorial services and funeral procession that will begin at approximately 1 pm and close streets along the route until the procession passes. Please detour if possible. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we carry out this ceremony for our fellow officer.
A procession route map and list of closed streets can be found at this link: http://www.winchesterva.gov/officer-edwards-procession-route

 

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I come through Winchester with my lights on in honor of Officer Edward's RIP

REMINDER: At 10:45 am, we'll be going LIVE from the funeral service of Officer Hunter Edwards. Watch online at livestream.com/wincog/events/8072777. Immediately following the live stream from inside the church, a separate live stream from outside will begin on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cityofwinchesterva) and show the rendering of final honors ceremony. www.winchesterpolice.org ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: At 10:45 am, well be going LIVE from the funeral service of Officer Hunter Edwards. Watch online at  https://livestream.com/wincog/events/8072777. Immediately following the live stream from inside the church, a separate live stream from outside will begin on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cityofwinchesterva) and show the rendering of final honors ceremony. www.winchesterpolice.org

 

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Do we have to pay to watch..?

As a mother of a WPD officer, I think that was one of the toughest things I’ve ever watched. ๐Ÿ˜ข My thoughts and heart are with Officer Hunter Edwards’ family and friends, and his brothers and sisters in blue. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thank you for the update. My prayers are with all of the men and Women of the WPD and family. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍♂๏ธ

My thoughts and my heart are with the family and friends of Officer Edwards today, and his family at WPD. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ This is going to be a rough day. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”

Praying for all of you on this tough day.

Thank you Winchester for going live. My prayers are with all of the men and Women of the WPD and The family. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

May God be with his family and friends it breaks my heart just to young to leave this world

My thoughts are with the family and friends of Officer Edwards today ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved him ๐Ÿ’™

RIP officer Hunter Edwards, praying for his wife and family...๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

This was very hard to watch...so so sad. Prayers to his familyโค๏ธ

Allie Groundwater

Ali Baltimore Colin Rinker

Yes

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Please plan for increased traffic this afternoon and evening on Rt. 522/North Frederick Pike near Winchester Church of God as guests make their way to the viewings of Officer Hunter Edwards from 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm. Expect significant delays tomorrow (11/30) during the funeral procession that will begin at approximately 1 pm and close streets along the route until the procession passes. Please detour if possible. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we carry out this ceremony for our fellow officer.

A procession route map and list of closed streets can be found at this link: www.winchesterva.gov/officer-edwards-procession-route
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Please plan for increased traffic this afternoon and evening on Rt. 522/North Frederick Pike near Winchester Church of God as guests make their way to the viewings of Officer Hunter Edwards from 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm. Expect significant delays tomorrow (11/30) during the funeral procession that will begin at approximately 1 pm and close streets along the route until the procession passes. Please detour if possible.   We sincerely appreciate your patience as we carry out this ceremony for our fellow officer. 

A procession route map and list of closed streets can be found at this link: http://www.winchesterva.gov/officer-edwards-procession-route

 

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Ashley Forney

Back the blue RIP Hunter

Thank you for the traffic update. I know everyone in the community will be respectful. ๐ŸŒบAnne๐ŸŒบ

So sorry for the FAMILY AND Fellow Officers. RIP SIR

Many prayers

Keeping you all in my prayers!

Tammy Ingram

Kevin Fodor not sure if you will be affected by this

So very sad. Thoughts and prayers for all who knew and loved him โค๏ธ

Sorry for your loss ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

Prayers.

God bless him in heaven

Prayers for all

Condolences. Thank you all for the service you provide for our city.

Alyssa Natale

My thoughts will be with the Edwards family today & tommorow. โค๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Thoughts and prayers to the family and Department family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Continuing prayers for all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

#backtheblue

Thoughts are with you all.

Thinking of you all WPD. ๐Ÿ™

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UPDATED: Tomorrow (11/30/18) at 10:45 am, we'll be going LIVE from the funeral service of Officer Hunter Edwards. Watch online at livestream.com/wincog/events/8072777. Immediately following the live stream from inside the church, a separate live stream from outside will begin on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cityofwinchesterva) and show the rendering of final honors ceremony. www.winchesterpolice.org ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATED: Tomorrow (11/30/18) at 10:45 am, well be going LIVE from the funeral service of Officer Hunter Edwards. Watch online at  https://livestream.com/wincog/events/8072777. Immediately following the live stream from inside the church, a separate live stream from outside will begin on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cityofwinchesterva) and show the rendering of final honors ceremony. www.winchesterpolice.org

 

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Please be aware that the post has been updated and new live stream links provided. Thank you.

Thank you for providing the link. I cannot access your YouTube channel because I have 'cookies' disabled, and it won't let me sign up w/out disabling AdBlock. :(

Thank you for continuing to share Officer Edward’s life with us. I will be watching with love and prayers. God Bless you all and thank you for all you do. ๐ŸŒนAnne๐ŸŒน

Praying for all.

Great information. My hearts breaks for the department, especially those who were close to him. Great showing of officers at the viewing. I hope the citizens of Winchester pack the procession route to honor him.

It's Soo sad my prayers are with his wife and son and his family all the officers of WPD

Sad time for the Department loss, and very sad for his loving family.

May Officer Edwards live on in many hearts ๐Ÿ’™

My prayers to Officer Edwards Family & friends & Winchester Police Dept. Thank you for serving & protecting Officer Edwards. RIP ๐Ÿ˜‡

So very sad. Didn't know this family. But my husband and daughter are both in law enforcement my daughters boyfriend is also and this breaks my heart..I shed tears as i watched the live stream. Many prayers for all.

Will they replay this? I missed alot cuz my daughter had speech therapy.

To going to be a very sad day, prayers for his wife and family.

My prayers and thoughts are with his family and many friends. He touched so many lives

Never forgotten.

That is so nice that youll are doing this

Prayers to the family

Prayers for the family

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My prays are with you and your family. For bless you.

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Wear blue

Tamara Phillips

Andrea Vaccaro

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With pride, the Winchester Police Department shares the news of these three wonderful young men joining our family. We congratulate them on their upcoming graduation from the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy and are so thankful that they chose to be a part of the WPD. ... See MoreSee Less

With pride, the Winchester Police Department shares the news of these three wonderful young men joining our family. We congratulate them on their upcoming graduation from the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy and are so thankful that they chose to be a part of the WPD.

 

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Congratulations!!! can’t wait to see you guys doing great things in our community!

Congratulations to all three officers! Thank you so much for serving and protecting our great community. I will keep you in my prayers for safety and protection. <3

Congratulations and welcome to an amazing team of men and women here in Winchester. WPD is a family.

Congrats

๐Ÿ’™ Serve well, safely and with honor. Welcome!

Welcome to Winchester! We have a great team at Winchester Police Department. Glad to have you. ๐ŸŒบAnne๐ŸŒบ

Hell yeah! Look at my boy Nate up in there! Way to go buddy!

Congratulations from Nevada, stay safe.

Congratulations God bless

WECOME..๐Ÿ’ฏ

Congratulations! Thank you for serving. Stay safe.

Congratulations!!

Congratulation guys

Welcome.

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Thank you Shawnee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for decorating your station Christmas tree in honor of Officer Edwards. ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Shawnee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for decorating your station Christmas tree in honor of Officer Edwards. ๐Ÿ’™

 

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That is really need.Thank you for showing how much you care

Soooo pretty, thanks from Nevada.

Thank you Friendship Fire Company for your tribute to Officer Edwards. We appreciate the partnership we have with your volunteers and all the men and women of the entire Winchester Fire and Rescue Department. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Friendship Fire Company for your tribute to Officer Edwards. We appreciate the partnership we have with your volunteers and all the men and women of the entire  Winchester Fire and Rescue Department.

 

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As sad as it is we have lost Officer Edwards, it has been uplifting to see the community come together for support of his family and Winchester Police Department.

What a great community to be living in. Thanks

Thank you from Nevada

So need.Thank you for showing much you care

On Friday, November 30 beginning at approximately 1 p.m., the community is invited to gather along the funeral procession route in order to pay final respects to Officer Hunter Edwards. More information about the route and times, as well as expected road closures, can be found on our website. winchesterpolice.org/officer-edwards-memorial-services

Friday funeral services are exclusive to family members, close friends and acquaintances, and law enforcement personnel.
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On Friday, November 30 beginning at approximately 1 p.m., the community is invited to gather along the funeral procession route in order to pay final respects to Officer Hunter Edwards. More information about the route and times, as well as expected road closures, can be found on our website. http://winchesterpolice.org/officer-edwards-memorial-services 

Friday funeral services are exclusive to family members, close friends and acquaintances, and law enforcement personnel.

 

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Thank you for the information. Plan on being along the route to pay our respects to his families both blue and blood.

Broken hearts will begin to be healed by this outpouring of love and respect. Man have no greater love than to lay down his life for his fellow man.

Thank you for this information. I hope to be one of many along this route to pay respects to Officer Edwards and his family, friends, and colleagues. Continued prayers for the family. ๐Ÿ™

Thank you for sharing this info.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for his family, friends and fellow officers!

Starting at church of god

Your Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will be standing proudly W Cork Street to pay our respects. Our own Cynthia Roberts Schneider had her ride along with Officer Edwards during her Community Leadership Program participation in 2017.

I will be there

Does anyone know if they are starting at omps and going to Winchester church of god or going from the church to omps

Will be with our Blue Family in Spirit. Prayers continue for Officer Edwards, his Family and all who love him.

Prayers for This Hero and all his love ones and his brother in blue!!! Wish I could be there will be in spirit

Prayers for family an his family in blue

It was truly one of the most overwhelming experiences I have ever had.

Thank you for sharing this info.๐Ÿ™

My heart will be there in spirit.

Wish i could b there but i b at work till 2

Rest in peace & prayer

Thank you for the info ๐Ÿ’™

Prayers to you all both family of blood and of blue โค

I wish we would be there.. we tried to get a flight in, too expensive. Will come to visit next week.

Prayers for the family sorry for your loss

Sad day for Winchester.

Officer Edwards will never be forgotten. Thanks for sharing. Plan on being on the route. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍♂๏ธ๐Ÿš”

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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YDC Nights with the WPD at the Youth Development Center in Winchester will be cancelled this Thursday, 11/29. ... See MoreSee Less

YDC Nights with the WPD at the Youth Development Center in Winchester will be cancelled this Thursday, 11/29.

 

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3 months ago

Winchester Police Department

Thank you for creating this beautiful portrait, Jonny Castro Art. Your support during this extremely difficult time of loss is much appreciated. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–คOn November 24th, Winchester (Virginia) Police Officer Hunter Edwards was responding to a priority call to back up fellow officers at a bar fight when he lost control of his patrol car and struck a tree. Hunter suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Officer Edwards was a 4-year veteran of the Winchester PD and had just gotten married 2 months ago. He was remembered as being a cop's cop, who majored in criminal justice and followed in his father's footsteps when he became a police officer. Hunter was 30 years old. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you for creating this beautiful portrait, Jonny Castro Art. Your support during this extremely difficult time of loss is much appreciated. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

 

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Kevin Scott

Deberían de encarcelar los responsables de los desórdenes de el bar, gran trabajo de los policías de winchester, grandes héroes reales

๐Ÿ™. Sorry for his wife and family

Rest In Peace

Incredible on many levels. Your artistic gift is a healing balm.

Beautiful great job I'm so sorry for your loss never easy losing a love one or a dear friend neither is easy but the way I see it they never leave you there always there right beside threw all of it.

what a wonderful tribute..

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Thank you for your dedication and bravery. God Bless

Very talented!

Amazing job love it

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Continued community support appreciated. Thank you Chick-fil-A and Handley High School for honoring Officer Edwards. ... See MoreSee Less

Continued community support appreciated. Thank you Chick-fil-A and Handley High School for honoring Officer Edwards.Image attachment

 

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We live in such an amazing town that pulls together in times like these...

So great to honor this man! Thank you, CFA!

That is great Handley show you pride

Very nice of Chick Fil A !!

Awesome

I think we should all honor him on Friday. What can we do as citizens to honor him? Any ideas

I love the sign. Thank you. Chick f la.

Thinking of the family ๐Ÿ’™

Todd Rosier did you do that at Handley?

Anyone know for certain which Chick Fil A this is?

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