Branch Co. deputy dead after Memorial Day parade

Posted at 9:06 PM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 21:52:26-04
Deputy Michael Winter, courtesy Branch County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Michael Winter, courtesy Branch County Sheriff’s Department.

BRANCH COUNTY, Mich. — The deputy who was bucked off his horse during a Memorial Day parade died.

The Branch County Sheriff’s Office reported that Deputy Michael Winter died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon. He was 39.

The department says Deputy Winters was on parade detail in Quincy when his horse was spooked by a noise. He was thrown off the horse and hit his head.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Winters’ family may do so at the Sheriff’s office.