Michigan Deputy Dies After Fall From Horse During Memorial Day Parade

Deputy Michael Winter;  Photo: Branch County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Michael Winter; Photo: Branch County Sheriff's Office

A Branch County, MI Sheriff's Dept. Deputy has died from injuries sustained after he fell from his horse during a Memorial Day parade on Monday. 

Sheriff's Deputy Michael Winter, 39, was riding his horse during the parade but fell and hit his head after the horse was spooked by a noise.

Deputy Winter suffered a massive brain injury and died a day later.

Branch County Sheriff John Pollack said, "The Branch County Sheriff's Office wishes to express their deepest sympathy to the family of deputy Winters. He will be greatly missed by all of us, his co-workers and fellow law enforcement family. We shall always remember him for his service to his country, to the Branch County Sheriff's Office and to his family.”


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