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  • Muncie PD Officer Gregg Winters - NOW Resting In Peace!!!

    Posted on the Indiana message board, however, I want to share it with all of you:

    Here's the article from the Indy Star. For those of you that are currently police officers, I'm sure you'll get a chill when you read about the officers standing outside the prison holding the blue chem-lights. I know I did. Molly is truely a strong person and has done amazing things for Indiana law enforcement since the tragic loss of her husband. Enjoy the article, it's nice knowing that this P.O.S. is finally dead.

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Molly Winters felt a sense of justice as she walked out of the Indiana State Prison early today after learning the man who fatally shot her police officer husband more than 16 years ago had been executed.




    Molly Winters, right, and her son Brock, center, react to the news that the execution had taken place. - Associated Press

    Winters said she felt as though she had been set free when she was told that Michael Lambert had died by lethal injection for killing Muncie police officer Gregg Winters.

    “Because when Lambert put those five shots in the back of Gregg’s head, I said that as long as I live I will be at every court hearing and I will do everything I can do every step of the way to make sure that one day Gregg will rest peacefully and that there will be justice — and it’s done,” she said.

    Lambert fatally shot Winters on Dec. 28, 1990, while Winters was driving him in a police cruiser to the Delaware County Jail on a charge of public intoxication. Another officer had patted Lambert down but did not find the gun he had in his pocket.
    Winters died 11 days after he was shot.

    About 30 family members and friends of the Winters family were inside the prison for the execution, but Gregg Winters’ brother, Terry, was the only family member of the victim to witness the execution.

    Terry Winters, the deputy chief of the Muncie Police Department, said it wasn’t easy to watch.

    “But his death was a lot smoother than what my brother’s was and his punishment for that crime was death and it’s been carried out, and it’s the end of it,” he said.
    Two of Lambert’s friends and two of his lawyers also witnessed the execution. They did not talk with reporters afterward.

    Lambert, who did not give a final statement, was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m. CDT Friday.

    The execution drew the biggest crowd in support of a victim since 1994, when Gregory Resnover was executed for killing Indianapolis police Sgt. Jack Ohrberg.
    Along with the 30 people inside the prison, more than 50 supporters — many of them police officers from Muncie and various departments in northern Indiana — stood outside the prison in support. As they awaited word of the execution, they held blue glow sticks to represent the “thin blue line” Gregg Winters was on the night he was killed.

    Some said they were not there to show their support for the death penalty but to show their support for the Winters family.

    About 25 people who oppose the death penalty also held a demonstration outside the prison. There were no problems between the two groups.

    Lambert’s execution came about nine hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected, without commenting, his final appeal. Gov. Mitch Daniels denied Lambert’s clemency petition.

    Lambert’s clemency hearing two years earlier at the prison led to a memorable moment when Molly Winters and Lambert’s mother, Sue, hugged after Michael Lambert asked the state parole board to recommend clemency for him. Molly Winters said after the execution Friday her thoughts were with the Lambert family.
    “We’ve been thinking about his family as well because we know too well the suffering that they are feeling now and the grief they are going through,” she said. “We’ve dealt with it all for almost 17 years.”

    Winters talked to reporters as she stood between her two sons, 19-year-old Kyle and 17-year-old Brock.

    “It’s just more relief that this part’s over even though it’s still not going to bring Dad back,” Kyle Winters said.

    Brock Winter’s eyes welled up when he was asked how he was feeling, but he did not comment.

    The Rev. Tricia Teater, a Buddhist priest from Chicago, said she spent Thursday afternoon with Lambert, praying, mediating and chanting. She joined the protesters in arguing that the death penalty is not a solution.

    “It is a very sad thing for this society to keep spinning the cycle of violence and creating more victims and more pain,” she said.



    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...LOCAL/70615002
    Last edited by towncop; 06-15-2007, 03:49 PM.
    Why are there so many babies on O.com? Creole, you and your buddy JPSO Recruit help me out on this one....

    * "Preach always, if necessary, use words!" St Francis of Assisi

    * Luke Chapter 6, Verses 27-36

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    Hmmmmm,30 views and no responses??? Let me be the first,

    OUT FREAKIN STANDING !!


    The liberals may now start the flaming
    Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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    • #3
      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing mavriktu. Thank you for showing Indiana law enforcement some love.
      Why are there so many babies on O.com? Creole, you and your buddy JPSO Recruit help me out on this one....

      * "Preach always, if necessary, use words!" St Francis of Assisi

      * Luke Chapter 6, Verses 27-36

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      • #4
        RIP, Officer Winters. You have been avenged, and your family will be taken care of.

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        • #5
          I was listening to XM Extreme talk this morning while running the highways and I can't remember the show but he said and I quote "lets do away with lethal injection and all types of death sentence, and replace it with a pile driver. Certainly theres a little start up cost but clean up is only a garden hose".

          Sometimes, doing the right thing means p***ing off the bosses.

          "And shepherds we shall be, for thee my lord for thee."

          Originally posted by dontknowwhy
          I still think troopers and deputies who work in the middle of no where with essentially no back up are the 'men among men' of the LEO world.
          Originally posted by weinerdog2000
          as far as your social experiment, if we cant film you then you cant film us, we will arrest you for obstruction of our freedom.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Redders4786 View Post
            I was listening to XM Extreme talk this morning while running the highways and I can't remember the show but he said and I quote "lets do away with lethal injection and all types of death sentence, and replace it with a pile driver. Certainly theres a little start up cost but clean up is only a garden hose".

            Get his name and put him on the ballot
            Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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            • #7
              It's about time. I had the honor of meeting with Mrs. Winters last month. Not only is she a strong supporter of COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) but she comes and meets with every Basic class at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. It was a tremendous presentation for her to speak about her experience with a bunch of rookies just starting their careers, thinking they are indestructible.
              "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
              John Adams, April 15, 1814

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