A former marine who protected Hudson Valley residents for nearly 20 years was found dead.

Get our free mobile app

On Monday, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death of a deputy sheriff.

Bernard A. Roberts, 52, of Hudson was found dead inside his home on Sunday just before noon.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

First responders were sent to a home in the City of Rensselaer on Sunday at 11:50 a.m. where they found Roberts deceased, police say.

"It is with great sadness and regret that yesterday, we learned of the untimely passing of one of our Deputy Sheriffs. First responders were summoned to a residence in the City of Rensselaer, where they found Deputy Bernard A. Roberts deceased," the Columbia County Sheriff's Office stated.

Google

Roberts was an 18-year-old veteran Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

"Deputy Roberts is a beloved 18 year veteran of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and has served the residents and visitors of Columbia County tirelessly since July 21, 2003. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Deputy Roberts," the Columbia County Sheriff's Office added.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Roberts went to high school in Hudson. Before starting his career with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, according to his obituary.

Sacco Funeral Home

"Bernard was a loving son, husband and father and will be greatly missed," his obituary states.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Sacco Funeral Home in Hudson.

20 Worst Places to Live in New York State

A list highlights the worst places a New York resident can call home. A number of places in the Hudson Valley made the list, including one that was ranked the worst place to live.

The 26 Most Dangerous Counties in New York State

15 New York Towns Among Safest in America

Top 5 Best Places to Live in New York

While no place in the Hudson Valley made the list, the region has received a ton of praise recently.

Hudson Valley Towns Honored

26 Highest Paying Jobs in New York State

It's getting harder and harder to make ends meet living in New York State. So we researched the 26 highest paying jobs in the state. Hudson Valley Post analyzed the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to craft our list.

Election Results: New York Voters Approve, Deny Major Changes

Hudson Valley Says Goodbye To Over 80 Businesses

Nearly 70 Children Have Recently Gone Missing From New York State

Counties in New York With Most Vehicle vs. Animal Crashes

9 New Fast Food Restaurants Coming to Route 9

It's a fast-food invasion. There are nine new fast-food restaurants slated to open up soon on Route 9 in Dutchess County. Are you ready to hit the drive-thru?

Over 30 Red Flags For Anyone Who Claims To Live in Hudson Valley, NY

Hudson Valley Welcomes Nearly 70 New Eateries

We've reported on many restaurant closings, now it's time to highlight nearly 70 businesses that have recently opened in the Hudson Valley.

30 High-Risk Hudson Valley Sex Offenders Recently Moved in New York State

5 New York Schools Districts Ranked in Top 10 in America

New York Counties With Highest, Lowest COVID Vaccine Rates

'Hudson Valley's Premier Restaurant, Bar' Opening Newburgh Waterfront Location

A very popular and award-winning Hudson Valley restaurant and bar is opening a new waterfront location. We got a sneak peek of the menu and location.

All-Time COVID Cases Per County in New York

Help Needed Finding The 39 Most Wanted in New York

Air-Breathing Fish That Eats Animals Found in Hudson Valley, New York

An invasive fish from Asia that can live on land for days and uses its sharp teeth to eat animals has been spotted in the Hudson Valley and other parts of New York State.