Detective Kevin Shumway Orr

Detective Kevin Shumway Orr

Uintah County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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Kevin Shumway Orr

Detective Kevin Orr sustained fatal injuries when the helicopter he was riding in crashed into the Green River.

He was participating in a search for a missing woman whose burned-out car had been found several days earlier.

The helicopter struck a power line that was hanging across the river and then crashed into the water several feet from shore. Detective Orr was transported to LDS Hospital where he died a short time later. The civilian pilot suffered non-fatal injuries.

Detective Orr had served with the Uintah County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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As I sit here on the grass alone at the cemetery like I have many times before, I cant help but feel such great sadness. I miss you. So much. I've been told so many times that "you're in a better place" and it's always upset me. What better place than raising your children is such an awful world? But, as I sit in the peace and quiet and shut the world out... I know it is a better place. I just wish it wasn't true. The more time that passes, the more I need you. Tyler needs you. Kaylee needs you. Ashlee needs you. We were cheated, and it's not fair. But, I'm grateful for the tender mercies I receive. Those moments are sacred to me, and will remain with me.
I love you Dad. Continue to watch over us in the coming days, weeks and months. Years too, but I don't think we have many of those left(:

Your little girl...


March 16, 2020

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