Character Bio – Detective Stephen “Step” Winslow
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Name: Stephen “Step” Winslow
Height: 6’1” Weight: 180lbs Build: Athletic
Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Marital Status: Single
Father: John Winslow, VP with local bank
Mother: Carol Winslow, Retired Elementary School Teacher
Brother: Wade Winslow, Major, United States Marine Corps, Pentagon
Military: United States Marine Corps, Captain, Force Recon, Bronze Star, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
· Academy – Top of his class – 6 months
· Patrol, Zone 2 – 18 months
· Training Group – 24 months
· SWAT – 36 months
· Homicide – 6 months – current
Stephen “STEP” Winslow grew up in an affluent, upper middle class family in the Buckhead suburbs of Atlanta. The youngest of two sons, Step looked up to and seemed to idolize his older brother, Wade. The boys learned their values in a firm, yet loving household. John (a VP with a local bank) and Carol (retired school teacher) provided excellent role models for the two boys.
Step attended and graduated from the prestigious Pace Academy in the heart of Buckhead. And then followed in his brother’s footsteps and was accepted into the United States Naval Academy. After graduating from Annapolis, Step received his commission in the United States Marine Corps. He continued to follow Wade’s lead and joined Force Reconnaissance and served five (5) years in the Corps including a deployment to Afghanistan.
After being Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps, Step returned to Atlanta and against the wishes of his parents joined the Atlanta Police Department. Top in his academy class, Step went on to work patrol in Zone 2 for 18 months before moving into the training group where he served as a Firearms Instructor specializing in Tactical Pistol, Shotgun and Patrol rifle, Basic Weapons Handling as well as Taser and “Force on Force” training for officers and SWAT. Still longing for the action of the Marine Corps, Step joined SWAT and served on the team for three (3) years before passing his detective’s exam and moving into his current role in Atlanta’s Homicide Division.
As the newest addition to the division, many of the other detectives are still feeling Step out. A private person who seems to keep to himself off the job, Winslow is seen as a bit of a loner and is often thought of as arrogant because of his no-nonsense demeanor; a stereotype which has been further solidified by his refusal to take lip from ANYONE including his superiors who seem to look the other way at times.
His morals are beyond reproach and he is a “strictly by the book” officer/investigator.