The Lake County Sheriff's Office announced the unexpected death of one of their deputies, Lake Zurich resident, Brian Winandy, 39. He was found dead of natural causes in his Lake Zurich home at about 5 p.m., June 28, according to the news release.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brian’s family, in particular his son, mother and sister and all of Brian’s friends. He was a distinguished deputy whose pride of the profession was only exceeded by the love and pride he felt for his son Jarred."
“Brian was the personification of the man who filled the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds of distance run. His passing has left a void in our ranks and a heaviness in our hearts," said Curran in the news release.
Deputy Winandy began his law enforcement career with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) in October 5, 1998. During his time with the LCSO, Deputy Winandy worked in the Court Security and Highway Patrol Divisions. Prior to coming to the sheriff’s office he was a Community Service Officer with Northbrook Police department. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Lake County Sheriff Chief Wayne Hunter said the deputy's passing was shocking as he was very healthy, other than being diabetic. Hunter said Deputy Winandy died of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Funeral arrangements are pending.