Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Gary Elmer Kidwell

Stanford Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, January 20, 1991

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Reflections for Patrolman Gary Elmer Kidwell

31 years you’ve been gone now old buddy. Never forgotten and always respected. Rest Peacefully.

Detective Joe L. Gilliland
Stanford Police Department

January 20, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman Kidwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2021

Mikel ray contact your family. They miss you. They will help you. Your grandpa misses you.


January 30, 2021

We did it Gary!Wade Watkins has to serve out his sentence!No more appearing before the parole board!Its over ,we fought hard for you!Rest in peace Brother.Love you Wanda

Wanda Kidwell Pettit

November 17, 2020

We love you.

Amber-Dawn & Hagar Hawk

November 7, 2020

No Parole Sent just now.

Cynthia Ann Starr--Survivor

October 27, 2020

"No Parole" letter submitted. Keep the cop killer off the streets for the rest of his detestable life.

Retired Sergeant Steven Williams
Vienna WV PD

October 27, 2020

Proudly emailed my NO PAROLE letter on behalf of HERO Patrolman Kidwell today.

God Bless You Patrolman Kidwell, your family, friends and colleagues.

You are not forgotten!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

October 22, 2020

Stopped by to visit you today for Police Memorial Week. Miss you Gary, you left us way to soon for a stupid reason. Rest in Peace #554!

Detective Joe L. Gilliland
Unit #573
Stanford, KY Police Department

May 11, 2020

Missing you more than ever daddy. I’m in a bad way. Watch over us daddy.

Mikel K
Mikel Ray

March 21, 2020

Everyday and every year that has passed since you left us has been so hard for all of the Family !A part of us was took with you !I pray this man doesn't get out in society ever ! He has destroyed our family ,parole board will be deciding within 120 days and l pray to God he stays in there !Ive never been on here before ,I just couldn't !Something is telling me to write this and it is so hard to do tears flowing as I write !You loved your Family and life itself Gary , he deserves to stay in prison ! I wouldn't wish this on any Family ! Love and miss you Brother ! Wanda kidwell Pettit 9-317

Wanda Kidwell Pettit

September 4, 2017

Hey papaw gosh it's been years since I have even been on this website and that's awful of me. I want you to know that I think about you everyday. I am with a wonderful man who takes care of me so much and would do anything in this world for me and protect me. His name is Gary he's the best thing that has happened to me. He's a wonderful man papaw you would love him, we have our own place out in the country. He's such a wonderful man we went down to lake Cumberland the other night to go swimming and the sun had just set over the water and it was absolutely beautiful me trying to be sweet I gave him a kiss he was being sweet right back then he just dunked me right in the water lol I had never laughed so hard he makes all the worries go away. I love him so much he's going to be my husband one day and he's a dang good one. I have done so great for myself papaw you would be proud. I am now a store manager at the maurices in Campbellsville which I love! You have been on my mind a lot here lately. I just wish I could have met you and got to spend time with you. I miss you so much and I love you. ❤️

Brittany kay

July 20, 2017

Weve had another thanksgiving, & soon another Christmas without you dad, I miss you more & more as the time goes by, they say time heals your
Pain, I don't feel that's right, I think it gets harder & harder as time goes
By..... So much has changed, & all your grand babies are just about grown... You'd be so proud of them all dad... Alex has your personality, &
He so reminds me of you, granny Kidwell use to say it when he was little,
If she could see him now, he's even getting your reseeding hair line! Ha! What I wouldn't give to walk in on you getting ready for your shift again,
Smelling the bottle of cologne you poured on, to a bottle of our hair spray, ( you tryin to part your hair over so it looked like you had a head of hair! Ha ) you always looked so handsome, was so proud of you being my dad
& your my hero today.... Thank you for everything you did for us all dad,
Hard to believe we're coming up on 25 years...... Wish we could be Latin tag football or horse (basketball) again with us 3 kids, John & little Larry.... Those were the days... You left us with so many good child hood memories, I hold them dear to my heart...... I love and miss you so much daddy.... Keep an eye out on all your babies...

Daughter Kristi Kidwell McGuffey

December 7, 2015

It has been almost 25 years now uncle Gary. Please know you are not forgotten! I miss you ole buddy. Guess you know we call my son JD, would you ever have imagined that?? You always treated me like a son, and that I will never forget!

Nephew of Officer Gary Kidwell, EOW 1-20-1991

November 11, 2015

Twenty four years Gary, you have missed so much.

I miss you, my old friend!

Detective Joe L. Gilliland
Stanford, KY Police Department

January 20, 2015

Papaw Gary I love you and you are the greatest papaw .i love you.

Ethan kidwell

August 24, 2014

Papaw Gary I love you and I still have the picture of you..I am 7 years old now...I miss you and proud of you, when I grow up I want to be a cop just like you.

Ethan kidwell

April 12, 2014

I went by your grave today and set for awhile. I could hear a coon hound over next to the grave yard...I thought man daddy would love to hear that ole dog ....daddy my health is getting the best of me. Not for sure what is going on. All I know right now is my blood count is to high in my gallblader and liver. I wish you was here . I miss and love you.

mikel ray

November 20, 2013

I still miss you, Gary. I miss being at the OLD FLH, and having a great relationship with the other groups, who served our community so well. I will never forget you. To this day, I still feel the pain of NOT being able to bring you back to us.......I am at a loss for more words.......

Leasa Akin, RN
The "old" Fort Logan Hospital

June 22, 2013

This memorial day we are remembering you and ur sacrifice Gary....We love you and miss you very much. Thank you!!

April and Ethan Kidwell
grandson and mommy

May 26, 2013

Sometimes we don't understand why we have to let go of the ones we love way too soon, left wondering why such terrible things such as this happens....It devastes everyone left behind.....I use to get so angry not understanding why things were like they were,,,,it is something a family ever overcomes.....not only does our children hurt but also grandchildren....Now I live day by day in Faith praying for God's peace of mind for all involved in such tragedies as ours....REST UN PEACE GARY "OUR HERO" WE LOVE YOU SOO....


February 8, 2013

Gary, thank you for your service. I am delighted that the man who took your life is still behind bars. I hope and pray he stays there. Mikel, glad to hear you've got your life back together. I can tel she is very good to you. I know she loves you from her post. You take care. What happened to you on fb? Keep in touch.


January 27, 2013

Hey daddy, I am ok, been so busy. Sorry i have not got on here for a while. In about 9 days you will have been gone for 21 yrs... I miss you daddy. Please look after our family. I have not seen or spoke to any of them in a while. Let my baby boy and april know i love them and amber to. Never thought i would be living my life by my self . I love and miss you. Really?


January 17, 2013

Hey daddy, I am ok, been so busy. Sorry i have not got on here for a while. In about 9 days you will have been gone for 21 yrs... I miss you daddy. Please look after our family. I have not seen or spoke to any of them in a while. Let my baby boy and april know i love them and amber to. Never thought i would be living my life by my self . I love and miss you.


January 12, 2013

I wanted to say thank you on behalf of our family, for all the letters sent in on behalf of my father..Dads hearing was on the 19th, the board meet with dads killer on the 20th, the board called me shortly after their meeting...Just to let everyone know dads killer, was not granted parole, and he was giving another 60 months deferment.....Thank you all so much, and God Bless each and everyone of you......We love and miss you so much daddy.......

Kristi Kidwell McGuffey

November 22, 2012

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