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Van De Water death ruled a suicide

Sep 10, 2021 5:30 am

Kate Lisa and Sam Raudins are reporting for Johnson Newspaper Corp that police have confirmed that attorney Kyle Van De Water, the former GOP 19th Congressional District candidate, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Town of Poughkeepsie Police found Van De Water, 41, of Hyde Park, unconscious around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 7, in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery on South Avenue. Police performed CPR and other measures in an attempt to save his life until emergency medical crews arrived. He was then taken by ambulance to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie where he was pronounced dead later that day. Police failed to disclose further details. The matter remains under investigation by Poughkeepsie police. U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, Van De Water's opponent in the 2020 general election, expressed sadness about his death in a statement and he shared resources for veterans in crisis. “My heart breaks for Kyle and his beautiful family,” Delgado said. “We shared a number of conversations about family and country, and I walked away from each one knowing that he had a profound love for both. I know he will be immensely missed, and I’m praying for all who loved him..." A retired major in the U.S. Army, Van De Water went on active duty in 2006 and completed one tour in Afghanistan. He served as a judicial advocate in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He leaves behind his wife, Melissa, and their four children: middle school-aged triplets Thomas, Lincoln and Annabelle and 8-year-old Levi. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.

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