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OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Nick Winum Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

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Stanley Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 2021

STANLEY, VIRGINIA--Police Officer Nick Winum, age 48, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near Judy Lane at approximately 3:30 pm.

An occupant of the vehicle got out and opened fire on Officer Winum before he was able to get out of his patrol car.

The subject fled the scene after the shooting and was located hiding in a barn a short distance away. The man was shot and killed as he attempted to reach for a weapon as deputies and other officers attempted to take him into custody.

Officer Winum had served with the Stanley Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Virginia State Police for 10 years.


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published | February 28,  2021