ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office announced that a sergeant died during in-water training in the Ashokan Reservoir.
Sergeant Kerry Winters, 51, was a 30-year veteran of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and in the preliminary stage.
Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein made the following statement:
“We are all devastated at the loss of Kerry Winters, Corrections Sergeant from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of unspeakable grief. The entire Ulster County family mourns this profound loss of an individual dedicated to public safety and helping others.”
The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Olive Fire Department, Olive First Aid, the New York State Police, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the New York City Police Department Environmental Conservation Police. Further, The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kingston Fire Department and Kingston Police.