Deputy Kurt Wyman
Oneida County Sheriff's Office
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 Christian Patterson, 40, at 5488 Knoxboro Road in the Town of Augusta, N.Y., as deputies attempted to take Patterson into custody.
Patterson was involved in a domestic incident followed by a six-hour armed standoff with deputies before firing a shotgun at Deputy Wyman. Wyman was killed by a fatal gunshot wound to the neck. Patterson 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.
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.