City of Irondale Honors Fallen Officer

IRONDALE, AL (WBRC) – It’s National Law Enforcement Week and Irondale police are remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Irondale police and city leaders had a memorial ceremony outside of City Hall on Thursday morning.

Officers laid a wreath in front of the permanent memorial honoring Sgt. Rex Winchester.

Winchester died on the job in 1983 while responding to a domestic dispute.

Winchester’s great niece spoke at the ceremony, sharing memories her grandfather shared about his brother, Rex.

Irondale police chief Ken Atkinson says law enforcement has made improvements training officers so hopefully they don’t lose another life on the job.

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