Deputy Sheriff Kurt Brian Wyman

Deputy Sheriff Kurt Brian Wyman

Oneida County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Kurt Brian Wyman

Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman was shot and killed during a standoff following a domestic disturbance in Knoxboro.

Officers responded to the scene of a domestic disturbance at approximately 9:00 pm when the man barricaded himself in his garage with a shotgun. Negotiators were attempting to get the man to surrender at approximately 2:00 am. Deputy Wyman was approaching the man with his taser when the subject opened fire, killing him.

The suspect was shot in the exchange of gunfire and taken into custody. He was subsequently convicted of Deputy Wyman's murder and in April 2012 he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy Wyman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his expectant wife and 18-month-old son. His wife went into labor upon being informed of Deputy Wyman's death and gave birth to his daughter.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 188
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

June 12, 2019

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