Sergeant Kerry Joseph Winters, Sr.

Sergeant Kerry Joseph Winters, Sr.

Ulster County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kerry Joseph Winters, Sr.

Sergeant Kerry Winters drowned while conducting a training dive with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office's In-Water Rescue Team in Ashokan Reservoir at approximately 12:30 pm.

He became separated from his two dive partners during the dive. He was found unresponsive a short time later and brought to the surface where other deputies performed CPR and utilized an AED. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Winters had served with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office for 31 years and was assigned to the Corrections Division. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 450

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

dive training

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Kerry Winters was a compassionate and wonderful person. It was a joy to work with him at the Ykster County Jail for -4 years. He always had a smile and a good word or joke to share. I feel blessed to have met him. Still miss him every shift at work

Lucy Van Sickle RN
Nurse, Ulster County Jail

March 28, 2018

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