The following are the dedicated members of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office
that lost their lives in the Line of Duty
Deputy Sheriff Kurt B. Wyman was killed in the line of duty in the early morning hours of June 7, 2011. Deputy Wyman was shot and killed by a barricaded subject following a 6 hours stand-off on Knoxboro Road in the Town of Augusta, N.Y., as deputies attempted to take the subject into custody following a domestic incident he was involved in. Wyman was killed by a fatal gunshot wound to the neck. The perpetrator was shot by deputies and was hospitalized with multiple injuries.
Deputy Wyman, 24, joined the Sheriff's Office on October 11, 2007. He served as a Patrol Deputy at the Sheriff's Waterville Field Office. He is a two-time recipient of the agency's Grand Cordon Award and was honored with the Sheriff's Office Rookie of the Year award in 2010. Deputy Wyman was posthumously awarded the Oneida County Sheriff’s Medal of Honor following his death.
In addition to his service as a Deputy Sheriff, at the time of his death, Kurt served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Kurt served in Iraq with 2nd Battalion 25th Marines Fox Company and was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal (with one bronze service star), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Deputy Wyman is survived by his wife Lauren, 18-month-old son Alexander, and newborn daughter Adyson Jynnette; born the evening of her father's death. Deputy Wyman also leaves his parents, Brian and Lynnette (Boersma) Wyman, and his sister Angela.
Sergeant James Campbell died the line of duty on August 24, 1979 after suffering a heart attack on Route 8 in Washington Mills while operating patrol car 466. Campbell was returning to his patrol supervisory duties after responding to a fight in progress at the time of his death. Campbell was located in his vehicle by a citizen driving by who noticed the patrol car in a field. Campbell was an 11 year veteran of the Sheriff's Office promoted to Sergeant in 1974.
Under Sheriff Stanley Kolasz died the line of duty on May 3, 1977 after suffering a heart attack at the scene of a protest related to the installation of high voltage power lines in the Town of Steuben. At his side at he the time of his death was Sheriff William Hasenauer and Captain Robert Ingalls would later appointed to Under Sheriff as Kolasz’s replacement. Kolasz was a – year member who started a Deputy Sheriff and work his way through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office before being appointed to the position of Under Sheriff.
A scholarship was establish through the Mohawk Valley Community College in memory of Under Sheriff Kolasz. The Sheriff’s Office established the Stanley Kolasz Memorial Award issued to an agency member that contributes to and uphold the standards and policies of the agency. Excels above and beyond the normal performance of his/her daily duties. Shows continuous dedication to Law Enforcement. A devoted family person, active in community activities.
Deputy Sheriff Charles L. Kammerlohr was killed in the line of duty in attempting to apprehend (2) bootleggers in on Whitesboro Street in the City of Utica on July 8, 1921. As Kammerlohr entered a train car he exchanged gunfire with the (2) perpetrators. One perpetrator was killed and the other suffered injuries from the gun battle. Deputy Kammerlohr was shot during the incident and succumbed to his injuries. Kammerlohr was anticipated as a prospective candidate for the Office of Oneida County Sheriff in 1922. Deputy Kammerlor was posthumously awarded the Oneida County Sheriff’s Medal of Honor on September 4, 2014 by Sheriff Robert Maciol.
*Photo courtesy of Adam Brockway - © 2010-2011 / Adam Brockway Photography