Officer Michael Gray Winslow
Appointed: February 16, 1978
End of Watch: June 27,1978
Cause of Death: Automobile Accident
Officer Winslow, 21, was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist a fellow officer. Winslow was traveling on I-40, when a vehicle traveling in front of him caused him to swerve. While attempting to avoid a collision, Winslow lost control of his vehicle, which then struck a concrete bridge support in the median. Officer Winslow was rushed to Moses Cone Hospital with severe injuries and died the next day. He was the youngest officer to die in the line of duty. He is memorialized through the Michael G. Winslow Award established by his parents, Robert and Carol Winslow, which is presented to the most outstanding officer in each recruit school.