[Editor's note: This story has been updated and now contains the names of both accident victims.]
YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two Mahopac residents, including a Putnam County Sheriff's deputy, died in a head-on collusion Sunday evening (Oct. 25) on Route 6N in Mohegan Lake, just over the Mahopac/Westchester County borderline.
Yorktown police along with the Lake Mohegan Fire Department and Ambulance Corp., and the Mahopac Falls Fire Department and Ambulance Corp., responded to the call at approximately 6 p.m.
Police said a 50-year-old Mahopac man, who was later identified as Sheriff's Deputy Michael Moore, was declared deceased at the scene. He was off-duty at the time of the accident. The operator of the other vehicle was 56-year-old Denise Ryan, also of Mahopac, who was transported to Westchester County Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
Moore began his career with the New York City Department of Probation in 1997 as a probation officer. In 1998, he went on to become a police officer with the New York City Police Department. In September 2003, he left NYPD and became a patrolman for Hastings-On-Hudson Police Department where he remained until his retirement in 2019.
After retiring from Hastings-On-Hudson, he joined the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department where he was assigned to the Special Patrol Division.
"The members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department join his family in grief," said Sheriff Robert Langley. " Michael will never be forgotten and gave 23 years serving and protecting others with pride and integrity."
Moore is survived by his wife, Janene, and his children Jenna, Ryan, and John.
Investigation into the crash is being conducted by the Yorktown Police Department Accident Investigation Unit. Police request that anyone with information regarding the crash contact Det. Swart or Sgt. Dillon at 914-962-4141.