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12 June 2019
State Police are investigating a crash involving two Ulster County Sheriff vehicles.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Pierce V. Gallagher
Troop F Commander
The State Police in Ellenveille are investigating a crash involving two Ulster County Sherrif's vehicles. The collision occured on June 11, 2019 at approximately 11 a.m. on Lucas Avenue in the town of Marbletown.
A preliminary investigation revealed that an unmarked Ulster County Sheriff vehicle, operated by Deputy Sheriff Robert Shamro, stopped a vehicle for a vehicle and traffic law violation. During the stop, Deputy Sheriff Shamro had the operator step out of his vehicle for further interview. A marked Ulster County Sheriif vehicle, operated by Corrections Officer James Wenzel failed to observe the two vehicles striking the unmarked sheriff's vehicle in the rear pushing it into Deputy Sheriff Shamro and the operator of the other vehicle. All three were transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
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