Deputy Sheriff John Kevin Gunsell

Deputy Sheriff John Kevin Gunsell

Otsego County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 2004

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John Kevin Gunsell

Deputy Gunsell was killed in an automobile accident on Dickerson Road while responding to assist another deputy at an accident call.

Deputy Gunsell, the passenger in the patrol car, was thrown from the vehicle when it went out of control on a series of S-curves. He was transported to Otsego Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Gunsell had served with the Otsego County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He had previously served with the Caseville Police Department for 12 years and other departments for an additional 4 years. He is survived by his four children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 6929

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Since Facebook has come around, I haven’t posted on here much. 17 years ago was one of the worse days of my life, worse day to be working. Know that last hour I was with you, I tried to find the words to say, to comfort you, to help fight for you! You were the best “Big Brother,” Bear Hunting friend a girl could have!
Your boys have grown up to look so much like you, you would be proud of all your kiddos Bubba. I know you are watching down on them smiling!
Godspeed Brother 6929 Love and miss you lots 6910

Retired OCSO Amy Moon
Otsego County Sheriff Office

September 12, 2021

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