Sergeant Kerry Joseph Winters, Sr.

Sergeant Kerry Joseph Winters, Sr.

Ulster County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 2016

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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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The most honorable Officer in the entire department by far ..... loved by his men because he related downward to them , and not upward to the Administration .... a true man for his troops .... loved and missed deeply ....

Robert Goff Corrections Officer
Ulster County Sheriff's Department , Corrections Division

September 28, 2020

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