TOWN OF ASHLAND, NY March 1 2017 The Greene County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its deputies after a one car crash this morning.
"Kevin was one of the finest law enforcement officers you could ever meet," said Greene County Sheriff Gregory Seeley.
Sheriff Seeley said Deputy Kevin Haverly, 26, was living out his dream by serving the community he grew up in as a law enforcement officer.
"He just wanted to be a law enforcement officer and he wanted to do the right thing. He wanted to protect the people of Greene County," said the Sheriff.
Tuesday morning, the Sheriff said he received a phone call that Deputy Haverly had been killed in a crash.
The Sheriff said the State Police are still investigating, but Haverly was on his way back to the Ashland satellite office where he worked, when his car went off the side of the road, into a ditch and hit a telephone pole.
The Sheriff said Deputy Haverly leaves behind a wife, three children, a mother, sister, family and friends. He said Haverly loved his family, loved his job and loved to hunt and fish.
"If he wasn't hunting, fishing or wasn't with his family, he was talking with a Sgt, a Lt, the Undersheriff, or myself about how we could make this place better," said Sheriff Seeley.
Sheriff Seeley said Deputy Haverly always went above and beyond, worked hard, and was always professional.
"He was a good father, a good man, a good person," said Greg Thorp, who works for the Windham Police Department. He knew Deputy Haverly because he worked on various cases with him.
"Law enforcement is a family no matter what color uniform you wear no matter where you are from, we're a family," he said.
Sheriff Seeley said Deputy Haverly had been with the Sheriff's Office for four years, first as a corrections officer in the jail, then as a deputy on the road. He recently earned a spot on the Special Response Team.
Deputy Haverly's family shared pictures with CBS6 News through the Sheriff's Office and wanted people to know he loved his family and loved to hunt.