Detective Kevin Shumway Orr

Detective Kevin Shumway Orr

Uintah County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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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It’s been a rough week. A really rough week. I’m just ready for it all to be over. But, I know it never will be. I am just so very grateful for the temple, and the peace I find within those walls.

My heart hurts this time of year as everyone starts posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram of them and their dads. Recent pictures. New pictures. Pictures that were taken with phones... pictures of their current life. The picture I was going to share has a time stamp on it. It was taken with a throw away camera. A camera that is pretty much extinct... the time stamp is 6/23/98. Almost twenty years old...those are my pictures with you. But I’m so very grateful for them. I do have so many with you, and I know I shouldn’t complain.

Happy Father’s Day daddy! You truly are the best. I’m grateful for all you taught me, showed me and instilled in me. I miss you everyday...


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