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Officer Lisa Hyde, with her weapon drawn, searches for the shooting suspect near a Piccadilly Street home early on Saturday morning.

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Officers gather at 301-303 E. Piccadilly as they continue their investigation on Saturday morning.

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The strain was evident on the face of Winchester Police Chief Gary W. Reynolds as he fielded questions about the slaying of Sgt. Ricky Lee Timbrook. After reading a prepared statement, Reynolds — who wore a black stripe across the center of his badge in honor of his fallen comrade — described Timbrook as a “model police officer” in conduct, appearance, and demeanor.
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Winchester Police Sgt. David Sobonya places a pistol in an evidence box on Sunday afternoon. The weapon was found under the back porch of the house at 305 E. Piccadilly St.

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Flowers, messages, and other remembrances have been placed on the cruiser used by Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook. His photo is in the window of the car, which is parked at the Public Safety Building in Winchester.
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Chris Renner, Maranda Miller, and Teresa Moreland (top photo) were just a few of the people who signed a large card near the cruiser of Sgt. Ricky Timbrook on Wednesday.
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The funeral procession heads down Amherst Street toward Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
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Virginia State Trooper Dean Webster (top photo) salutes as the hearse passes his spot on the procession route. 
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Many Winchester residents and workers in the city took time on Thursday to pay their respects by lining the funeral procession route.
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Dylan Peacemaker, 7, stands with his mom Toni Welzel, showing his support for the Timbrook family along Amherst Street during the procession.
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The hearse carrying the body of Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook enters Mt. Hebron Cemetery. 
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Tiffany Sloane, 14, sheds a tear during the funeral services. She knew the officer from his work in her Winchester neighborhood.
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Pallbearers carry Timbrook's casket past police honor guard units and into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church for Thursday's funeral service.
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Christopher S. Jackson of the   Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. plays "Going Home."
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Above, pallbearers carry the casket to the graveside in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

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Police officers and their families from Virginia Beach console each other during the funeral of Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky Lee Timbrook on Thursday. The four were some of the people who watched the funeral on closed circuit outside of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church since the sanctuary and a second room at the church were already filled.

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Winchester Police Chief Gary Reynolds and Sgt. David Smith, with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department and president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, place a wreath next to Sgt. Ricky Timbrook’s grave during the memorial service on Sunday.

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Chief Gary W. Reynolds gives the flag from Sgt. Ricky Lee Timbrook's casket to his widow, Kelly.

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A sign in front of the Millwood Fire Station reflects the sentiments of the Winchester community.

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Ashley Hudson of Capon Bridge, W.Va., is held close by her grandfather, Richard Timbrook, during Monday night’s “Celebration of Life” sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. Timbrook is the father of slain Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky Timbrook.
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Pat Testerman (left) and Stephanie Strosnider, both of whom are mothers of murdered children, speak Monday night during the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children's "Celebration of Life" at James Wood Middle School.
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A candlelight vigil was held on Wednesday near the Public Safety Building in downtown Winchester.
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City Police Remember Timbrook with Food Drive - Food Lion cashier Brandi Bucher tells a customer about the food drive. The spirit of slain Winchester police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook will be present this holiday season as his family and city police officers coordinate a food drive to help 300 needy families.
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During a Christmas service Clark Nesselrodt talks about the inspiration of Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook.

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Winchester Police Department sharpshooters positioned themselves atop the press room of the Winchester Star on Monday to provide extra security for the preliminary hearing of Edward Nathaniel Bell across North Kent Street at the Joint Judicial Center.

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Master Police Officer James J. Greeves of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office describes how he and his helicopter crew used an infrared camera to search for evidence around the scene of the shooting of Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook.

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Winchester Police Capt. David Sobonya holds up a t-shirt worn by Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook on the night he was shot to death. It was part of the evidence introduced by Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul H. Thomson (left) as the prosecution completed its case.

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Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook’s widow, Kelly, testified during proceedings in January 2001.


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Also testifying in January 2001 was Kitty Timbrook (below), mother of slain Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook. The jury of nine women and three men recommended that Edward Nathaniel Bell receive the death penalty for the Oct. 29, 1999, murder of Sgt. Timbrook.
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Winchester Police Officer Robert L. Bower describes how he saw Officer Ricky L. Timbrook fall back after being show in October 1999. Bower’s testimony came in the second day of testimony in the capital murder trial of Edward Nathaniel Bell in Winchester Circuit Court on Friday. Judge Dennis Hupp looks on.
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This area at the corner of East and Woodstock lanes in Winchester is the site of the proposed Timbrook Park. An advisory committee hopes to gather public input on the park during a neighborhood meeting on East Piccadilly Street.
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City officials decided that the smokestack at the former Virginia Woolen Mill site will be demolished to make way for a park on the western boundary of the soon-to-be constructed Timbrook Public Safety Center.
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2001 - Winchester officials, Police Department officers and employees, and others grab shovels for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Timbrook Public Safety Center. The new emergency services building is named in honor of Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, who died last year in the line of duty. Timbrook’s widow, Kelly Lee Wisecarver Timbrook, and parents, Richard and Kitty Stotler Timbrook, participated in the groundbreaking. In this photo, the three are seen standing together on the right, next to a Ricketts Construction Co. sign.

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Work continues on the Timbrook Public Safety Building at 231 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester. The $6.2 million, 33,982-square-foot facility, which will be bordered by a small park, will replace the current Public Safety Building at 126 N. Cameron St., which has housed the Winchester Police Department and Fire and Rescue Department since April 1973.

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The 2-year-old son of slain Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook places a single red rose on his father’s grave in May 2002 during a ceremony in Mount Hebron Cemetery to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The boy’s grandfather, Richard Timbrook (kneeling behind the wreath), lends a hand.
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Winchester Mayor Larry Omps (left) offers a plaque to the family of Sgt. Ricky Timbrook during the dedication of The Timbrook Public Safety Center in November 2002.
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Attorney General Mark Earley talks with Sgt. Ricky Lee Timbrook's widow, Kelly (left), and her mother, Vickie Wisecarver, at the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year banquet ceremony.
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May 2003 - Officials involved with the dedication of Timbrook Park on East Lane gather around a plaque honoring Ricky Timbrook, a Winchester Police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty in October 1999. Members of Timbrook’s family attended the ceremony.
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Winchester Mayor Larry Omps speaks at a memorial service held at Timbrook Safety Center in May 2004 to honor Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, who died after a suspect he was chasing shot him in 1999. The service falls during National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Month, which at least one officer said gives police a chance to remember the chances they take every day.

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12/2003 - The packaging for the Winchester Memorial Police Car features a photo of city Police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, who was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 30, 1999.

Ricky L. Timbrook
Ricky Lee Timbrook, 32, of Winchester, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in the Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Timbrook was born Oct. 5, 1967 in Winchester, the son of Richard Timbrook and Kitty Stotler Timbrook of Bloomery, W.Va. He was a sergeant with the Winchester Police Department, where he had been employed for eight years. He attended Grace Lutheran Church of Winchester and was a member of the Winchester-Fraternal Order of Police Lodge. He was a graduate of Fairmont (W.Va.) State College, where he received a bachelor of business degree in criminal justice.

Mr. Timbrook married Kelly L. Wisecarver on July 27, 1997, in Winchester.

Surviving with his wife and parents is a sister, Kimberly Hundson of Capon Bridge, W.Va.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester with the the Rev. James H. Utt, the Rev. Jeffrey D. May and Chaplain William D. Barton officiating. Interment will be Mount Hebron Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Bowers, Matthew Sirbaugh, Robert Ficik, Frank Pearson, Julian Berger, and Alex Beeman.

The family will receive friends at the Omps Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ricky L. Timbrook Children’s Outreach Fund, c/o Chief Gary W. Reynolds, 126 N. Cameron St., Winchester 22601.