The Utica Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

According to UPD Lieutenant Bryan Coromato, Police Officer Benjamin Winkler passed away Monday at his Utica residence from natural causes.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Reed and Benoit in Watertown, New York. Calling hours are on Friday and the funeral mass will take place Saturday morning at St. Cecilia in Adams, NY.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Northern New York Community Foundation to set up a scholarship fund in his name.

Winkler is a 4-year veteran of the UPD. Full police honors will be conferred by the Utica Police Department.

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