KINGSTON, NY — A 22-year veteran of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division died of complications from COVID-19.
Sheriff Juan J. Figueroa Jr. said Monday on Facebook that Joseph Martini, 44, of Kingston, died from the disease Saturday. It is being considered a line of duty death, the sheriff said.
A memorial service was held Friday, according to Martini's obituary.
He is survived by his children, Brandon and Arianna, along with their mother Tracy Dart, his fiancée Valerie Myers, his sister Deborah, as well as several aunts and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to UCSEA or COBA, 380 Boulevard, Kingston, NY 125401.
For more, read Martini's complete obituary here.