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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My name is Greg Oly Plymouth PD Minnesota retired. I am riding my bicycle 250 miles to Washington DC and will riding with a band of honor on my wrist with Michael's name on it. I have raised money for Law Enforcement United to support the families of fallen officers.


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