Funeral arrangements for Warren County Lt. Sam Winchester have been announced.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
- The Homegoing Celebration is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sep. 10 at noon. The celebration will be held at the Vicksburg city Auditorium at 901 Monroe Street, Vicksburg, MS.
- Funeral services will be held at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home at 800 Monroe Street, Vicksburg, MS.
- The final resting will be at Logan Holl Cemetery in Rodney, MS, with Reverend Frank Curtis, Sr. officiating.
Winchester grew up in a tiny town in Jefferson County, northeast of Natchez, called Rodney, Miss. His upbringing resulted in him seeing firsthand what it means to be a public servant and led him to a life-long career in service of others.
In 1990, prior to a career in law enforcement, Winchester enlisted in the United States Military.
After the army, he got his first start in law enforcement by working at Alcorn State University. After a brief stint with the college, he started at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in 2000. Winchester saw that the Warren County Sheriff’s Department was hiring and he was hired in 2004.
Winchester worked his way up the ranks and in 2006 was named detective for the Criminal Investigation Division and became a hostage crisis negotiator for the department. In addition, he served as the county fire investigator as well as the primary driving instructor at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy.
In 2017, he was recognized by Hon. Bennie G. Thompson in the House of Representatives by a Congressional Record for his service.
Sam Winchester was not only a Lieutenant with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, but also the lead boat operator, boating safety instructor, fire investigator and driving instructor for emergency vehicle operations for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pearl.
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