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Deputy Sheriff Kevin Michael Sherwood

Clare County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin Michael Sherwood

Deputy Sheriff Sherwood,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Michael Sherwood gave his life in an effort to possibly save others. Thank you, Deputy Sherwood will never ever be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 30, 2022

Love Ya Brother
Miss Ya Brother
4th Term as Sheriff, you'd be proud of what we have done...

Sheriff John S Wilson
Clare Co Sheriff OFFICE

December 23, 2020

**Never Forgotten**

Kevin, I know you were there waiting for your mother-in-law when she passed. I'm sure you two are sitting in a field of daisies catching up. She was a beautiful soul, just like you. I think of you often, and continue to fight the fight. You were, and always will be, an inspiration to me.

You are NEVER forgotten.

Police Officer
Bay City Department of Public Safety

September 29, 2020

Your story was shared with me back at Delta College Police Academy by your mother. She spoke of your memorial and showed us pictures. I had passed by the memorial many times and overlooked it. For that, I am sorry. As a new Deputy for our Department, I see the love and support that everyone still has for you and your memory. Every day I walk into the Kevin Sherwood Memorial Dispatch Center, I am honored to serve the same department as you. I have lived your story and with that, I feel a connection to it. I will continue to pray for your family.

Deputy Tarrant
Clare County Sheriff's Department

February 9, 2020

I learned more about your story last night. As I start my journey working for Clare County, I will keep your story with me. I wish your family the best, thank you for your service.

Joseph Shuler

October 4, 2019

I drove pass the memorial today and took the time to learn your story. I read the messages and it sounds like you were a great man. I would have loved to meet you but you passed before I was born. I will keep your family in my prayers. It’s a shame that you have to leave the earth in that way. It could have been anyone but you made the sacrifice to keep others safe. I thank you for your service.

Trent Venable
No relationship

September 3, 2019

Kevin we just drove past the spot on US127 where you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your cross stands tall as a reminder of that fateful night. Rest In Peace.

Undersheriff Ralph Boudreau
Iosco County Sheriffs Office

August 25, 2019

It’s been so long since that day we met many years ago when I was in high school. This was my second year riding in your honor with the Police Unity Tour. Getting to know your wife and beautiful girls has been one of the most rewarding things in my life. I am so proud of all their accomplishments in just the short time we’ve known each other. I know you look down on them with the same pride. You will never be forgotten. That is my promise to you, and I will ALWAYS be here for your family whenever they need me. Love you Brother!

Sgt. Steven Pirochta 5382
Ingham County Sheriff’s Office

May 14, 2018

I will be dedicating my 2017 "Run for the Badge" run on October 14th to Deputy Sherwood because we share badge number #1046. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch.

Sgt. Lisa Montcalm #1046
Acworth Police Department

October 7, 2017

Deputy Sherwood,

I am a new Deputy to our department. I have been told your story and have relived it. I am ashamed to say that I have passed your memorial numerous times before I was a Deputy and did not take the time to learn your story. I am very sorry. Since reliving your story I have a greater sense of connection to it and you. I write this so you know you will never be forgotten and you will live on through your brothers and sisters and the community we serve.

Deputy Gerbe
clare county sheriff department

January 28, 2017

Haven't written for so long. are always just a thought away. Going to Police Week this year. My Blue Star Mothers sisters and I will go. Staying 4 days this time. Made contact with a conservation officer who sent me all of his LODD and I am bringing him some rubbings from the wall. Also for a dear friend I have met as a result searching for family members....her dad was killed 40 some years ago. Had some stuff go south really bad with an attempt to make PBL grow. We will be fine, but my heart was broken. I'm sure you know who it is. Please send me some strength because I am struggling very much with this. I love you Cub. Oh messaged with Mark's brother and dad. They hold you so high in their hearts.

Surviving Mother

January 23, 2017


I met you briefly several years ago. I ate lunch with you and another member of your department. After all these years, I still remember your genuine kindness. Thank you for that.

Today, I am praying for you and your family. I hope that your loved ones will have comfort and peace, and to know that you are doing just fine. Family and friends of Kevin - you will see Kevin again!

Ron - retired sergeant
Farmington Hills Police Department

December 20, 2016

kevin I never got to meet you but the stories that I have have heard from your mom I understand that you were a wonderful man. you should be proud of your mom and all she does that touches the life of others

proud supporter of law enforcement

January 20, 2016

Kevin, be proud of your mother; the many lives she has touched is unbelievable. You are a hero Kevin, the fight continues with passion.

Judi McAtamney

September 15, 2015

Everyday you are in my thoughts and always in my heart. You are our hero. It still hurts so bad.


February 24, 2015

Miss you KMS!!! I haven't cried in years but for some reason tonight got to me at the highway -- It's been eleven years but I remember it like yesterday!! Think of you daily as I drive to work -- You would be so proud of your daughters and the job Katy has done with them -- Miss you tons --

Clare County Sheriff Office

October 9, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sherwood, thank you both for your service as a Soldier to our Nation and to the wonderful people of Clare County as a Deputy Sheriff. I am currently a Soldier and a Military Policeman and former Harrison resident and wanted to pay my respects. It is not always undestood why our Law Enforcement brothers and sisters are lost in the line of duty. But please know your sacrafice and service is appreciated and valued by me and you will not be forgotten!

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel C. Williamson
U.S. Army Military Police

October 8, 2014

Another birthday, Cub. Another long year without you in our lives. I love you so much and miss you even more. Katy and your girls are so amazing. Katy is still the strongest woman I know.

Won't be at Police week this year. Pat was off work for 2 months and just recently back. Just know that my heart and soul will be there to honor you. You are our hero.

Love, Mom

May 3, 2014

Your mother's love and longing for you radiates through her reflections for you. Although heaven and earth may separate us from our beloved sons today, love has no boundaries. I hold her in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2013

10 Years... Hard to believe it's been 10 years already, as this is still vivid in my memory. While a day may go by I do not think of Kevin or his beautiful family, there is not a day that goes by, while traveling US 127 that I do not reflect and say a prayer for my childhood friend Kevin Sherwood. I met Kevin on the playground at Chippewassee Elementary School in Midland in 5th or 6th grade. Our friendship continued thru Central Intermediate and Dow High and on after Graduation. Kevin was one of the first people to greet me when I came home on leave from Bootcamp as I did for him when he arrived!! I'll never forget our trip to Atwood Stadium in Flint when we went to watch Dow High play Flint Central. If any of you know anything about Flint Atwood Stadium, it’s a bit scary especially at night. I am sure many other recently graduated HS kids would have found mischief down there, and Kevin ensured that we kept our nose clean and our mouths shut!! Our trips to Houghton Lake to visit "The Rock House" dances, and the trip up and back from my Dad's place in Sugar Springs. This is especially sad as another fellow classmate of Dow High; Mark McDonald was on this trip with us. He too met the Lord much too soon. What leaves me in peace with my friend’s early death, is Kevin and I talked about Mark's tragic accident, and Kevin had the belief, that it was God's choice to take Mark from us, just as the Lord took Kevin from us on October 9th 2003. I will never forget the tribute from all of the officers that showed up from all different departments across the state and Midwest and lined both sides of Clare Rd. for over a mile!! What a beautiful tribute on such a tragic day! I hope all is well with the Children of Officer Kevin Sherwood, as well as his Mother and Siblings!! God Bless you all, and remember, there are alot of people out there still remembering Kevin and his sacrifice to Protect and Serve.

John M. Ross; Civilian

October 10, 2013

I will never forget where I was and what I was doing 10 years ago when I received the telephone call 10 years ago. I look up and remember every day as I pass your picture on the wall. My thoughts and prayers continue to go to your family, friends and co-workers who dearly miss you and will never forget you.

Co-worker and friend

October 9, 2013

Hi Kevin,

Your mom is one special lady, that's for sure! I'm sure you're proud of her efforts with Project Blue Light. I feel honored to be a part of it.

Say 'hi' to my dad for me!

Terri White-Groulx

Terri Groulx

October 8, 2013

Hi Son,
Nothin' much going on. Already getting ready for PBL. Had our first meeting on Tuesday. We are a great team. There's Terri and Stacy....sister-in-law of Trooper Jeff Werda. Her husband is a state trooper too.

I have been having huge issues about Heaven....asked questions and Pastor Wally Mayton finally gave me a good answer. He had recommended a book to me quite a while ago and I downloaded it to my Kindle and can't put it down. The name is Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurologist. He has written about his experience while being in a very deep, near death coma. The way he described it gives me such peace. He also said that while there he understood so much and felt more love than he could ever imagine. How lucky you are to have that AND all the love from us down here.

I am going to NJ next week for Julie's announcement party if the gender of the baby. I am so excited. She glows!!! If you can, keep us safe on our journey.

Always know how much I love you and miss you.


July 12, 2013

I served with Kevin when I was a deputy in Clare County in 1998-99. He was a great guy. God bless you my brother.

Allen Muma, Chief of Police
Jerome Police Department

May 13, 2013

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