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Deputy Sheriff Michael Arthur Winter | Branch County Sheriff's Office, Michigan Branch County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff

Michael Arthur Winter

Branch County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 565

Military veteran

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 5/30/2016

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Winter succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was thrown from his horse while on a special detail at the Memorial Day Parade along West Chicago Street in Quincy, Michigan.

He suffered a severe head injury when something spooked the horse near the intersection of West Chicago Street and West Street, causing it to buck and throw him. He was flown to a hospital in Indiana where he was taken off of life support the following day so his organs could be donated.

Deputy Winter was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Branch County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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"With all respect. I wonder if having a seat belt while riding a Horse would of helped."



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