Deputy Sheriff Michael Arthur Winter

Deputy Sheriff Michael Arthur Winter

Branch County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Michael Arthur Winter

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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 565
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Monday, May 30, 2016


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As we approach 18 months following my husband’s end of watch on May 31,2016 I wanted to reflect and take this time to thank each and everyone of you for the condolences sent to our family, friends and colleagues. My husband, Michael Arthur Winter, is a hero to myself and our 2 daughters as well as to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We miss you every day, but love and hold you in our hearts always and forever. A Hero remembered lives forever. You will always live through us ❤️

Deputy Sheriff Connie L Winter
Branch County Sheriff’s Office / Wife

November 28, 2017

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