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'Highly Decorated' Pittsfield Police Lieutenant Dies While On Vacation

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police Lt. Michael Winston died while on vacation Friday morning, according to police.

Police Chief Michael Wynn said the department does not know much information regarding Winston's death but is devastated by the news.

"Lt. Michael Winston was a highly decorated and well respected member of our department. At this time, the department has very little information about his passing and no information regarding arrangements," Wynn wrote in a statement. "Our of respect to his family, we are attempting to be supportive and patient, and we request that the public is as well. As we receive more information, we will disseminate it as appropriate."

Winston is a longtime member of the force and a member of the Special Response Team, internal affairs, field training, recreational vehicle enforcement, and special events planning.

 

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