Dan Winters

02/23/2011 11:57 AM |

Former Southold police chief Dan Winters died Feb. 23 in Florida after a long battle with cancer. He was 78.

Mr. Winters joined the department in 1957, worked his way up from sergeant to lieutenant and was named chief in 1981. He held that position until his retirement in 1991.

“He was a good man and a good chief,” said current Police Chief Ty Cochran. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”

Private funeral services will take place in Florida. The Winters family will hold a memorial service in Southold sometime in the near future.

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  • Mr. Winters was the best, an honor to have known him.
    Our prayers go out for his family.

  • Chief Dan was the nicest guy, you could ever get to meet. He will be missed by many.

  • Chief Dan was a great guy will miss him.
    Why isn’t the flag at half staff @ the Police Station?

  • Chief Dan was a great guy will miss him.
    Why isn’t the flag at half staff @ the Police Station?

  • Chief Dan was a great guy will miss him.
    Why isn’t the flag at half staff @ the Police Station?

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Adrienne and Fred Weber, Stallings, North Carolina.

  • Marcello & Family
    We have know Dick for many years and will always remember him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Bev & Barry Lehr

  • It was a pleasure to have served with Chief Dan Winters. He was an excellent Chief of Police and past President of the Police Association of Suffolk County. He was not only fair to his department members but was dedicated to serve the people of Southold Town to the best of his ability.
    Mike Burke, Detective,Retired STPD

  • So sorry to hear of Dan passing he was a great man and a wonderful police chief . Sorry that i messed up and put Dicks name instead of Dan

  • Dan was a public servant of the very first order. He was a true son of Southold and made us all proud.

  • Chief “Danny” was always a fair cop and always had the respect of the kids because of this. As a kid growing up in Southold his presence was always of trust and reassurance that kids make mistakes. As an adult he was always there when I needed him for my own “kid issues”. RIP Danny…
    Stu Rhodes