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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan

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In Floor Speech, Walberg Honors Fallen Branch County Sheriff Posse Deputy Michael Winter

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today spoke on the House floor to remember Branch County Sheriff Posse Deputy Michael Winter, who lost his life in the line of duty. This week, during National Police Week, Deputy Winter's name was carved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Transcript of Walberg's remarks as prepared for delivery:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remember Branch County Sheriff Posse Deputy Michael Winter, who lost his life in the line of duty.

He is survived by his wife, Connie, and two daughters, Cheyenne and Sierra. 

Deputy Winter was known as a committed family man with a sense of humor and a big smile. He loved being around horses and he loved the posse.

From his time in the United States Navy to the Branch County Sheriff’s Posse, Deputy Winter was the type of person who put his community and country before himself. 

He’s a hero in every sense of the word.

This week, during National Police Week, his name was carved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial here in Washington, DC. It is a lasting tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect us.

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of a grateful nation, we honor Deputy Winter’s memory and his service to Branch County and our country. He will not be forgotten.

I yield back.

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