Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I have a poem.. But I don't know where mom put it.. So once I find it I will put it on here. I miss you, and have been thinking about you a lot lately. We sent you balloons on my birthday. Mine didn't say much becuase i'm not good with that emotional stuff. I wish you were here. Things are changing. Well; HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DADDY. I miss you so much each and every day.
Love, Meagan.

May 20, 2008

God Bless you Deputy Sherwood. Your family have always been\will always be in my thoughts\prayers.

PFC McLearen, Aaron
US Army Reserve

May 19, 2008

Momma Mary:
I understand the anger boy do I understand that! But never under estimate yourself you are a strong individual. You have been thru a lot in your life and are still standing strong. Here is a poem that has helped me thru lifes tradegies and thru the anger that will still rear it's ugly head.

I used to think time healed all wounds I now know that is not true. Time helps and we get thru it but never over it.

I have read all of the reflections here and WOW! The one's from Katie and girls had me in tears. What an amazing person she is. I will keep Katie and the girls in my prayers.

Mary you have been an influential person in my life. You have been there for me and please remember I will always be here for you and your family. Cam is more than a friend she is my sister. Rob is a wonderful person and look at him as a brother figure to me. Keep strong, and keep the faith

All my love to my other mother----Kammi Jo

If Tears Could Build A Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
and memories were a lane
We would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
and secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A cherished place within our heart
Is where you'll always stay


May 12, 2008

I know it is a few days late but Happy Birthday sweetheart. We sent balloons up - I have no doubt you caught them and cherish what each of us wrote. The two littlest ones wondered - if an angel can't touch us then how will daddy catch the balloons. I let them know that God would give you that gift for your birthday because it was your special day. I ignored your birthday a bit - I hate to admit that - not because you were not on my mind but because it was as hard for me as each day you are not here. The date of your death is so much harder for me but I can only imagine how hard it was for your dad and mom - they watched you come into the world that day - I entered so many years later. I love you Kevin. You would have been 42 - can you imagine? You didn't take aging well ....... do I wish I could have watched your struggle through your 40th birthday - you bet I do - and each year after. Sweet dreams our special angel - we will see you on the other side but hold you in our hearts for now.

May 6, 2008

I haven't written for so long, but that doesn't mean I don't think of you everyday. It has been really difficult these last few days, probably because your birthday is so close. I get angry because we had to go through this terrible loss. How does God know I can even handle it? Luckily I have had the two little girls a couple times and it was wonderful.

It has been going on five years...I can't believe that much time has passed because the pain is as real as the first day. Keep watching over all of us, and if you can, throw a little strength my way because lately I need it very bad.

I love you Cub....


April 24, 2008

I miss you!!!!!!

April 11, 2008

The minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years fly by so fast. We miss you every day. We love as much now as we always have. The girls have grown so much and continue to become such wonderful human beings. They are the blessing and headache that make each day better. You would be so proud of each of them!!

March 14, 2008

Kevin Sherwood, to some was just another guy.
Just another officer to some may say.
But when the night of October 9th came, he was
called and he was doing his job. While some were
home and sleeping sound, there was a crash that was
coming to bound. The night looked dark and lit to some.
But not knowing what to come, Kevin was there and tried his best to go and serve and protect. I praise him for being there that night. It is a great big loss to lose a great man. But I know that he is always going to be in gods hands. October 9th to some it is just a date, but to me I knew when the phone rang. You drove by and smiled and winked. I thought that we would see you again the next day. The wave and the uniform and the badge on the chest. we knew a department had a great officer at his best. Sun goes down and sun comes up, But this is when we know you best. Life has meanings and life has lessons. But no matter what and no matter how long time passes. We will always wonder why that great officer. But as sad as things are and get we will always know that you are in a place that is best. You earned your wings and we will never forget. When my husband is out to serve and protect. I hope that there is one angel at best. And to me you are that angel that will help him better protect. We will always remember you Kevin Sherwood and we will pray for your wife and kids.

The Cherry Family~

March 14, 2008

In the next couple of weeks I am going to apply for the Kevin Sherwood Scholarship to Delta's Police Academy and there would be no greater honor then to go to the academy in honor of him and the legacy that he has left behind.

Reserve Officer Dave Aldrich
Clare County Sheriff's Department

March 10, 2008

This last week we lost another Trooper from my post. That makes 2 in 7 months. Dan was new to us, just 6 months out of the academy. He was making such a good name for himself by acts of kindness and enforcement efforts. Please keep an eye on him. I think of you each time I look at the little orange cone with our signatures, that we got together at the MSP Precision Driving Instructor School.

Indiana State Police

February 6, 2008

I miss you everyday!!! I continue to love you and you continue to bless my heart!

February 4, 2008

I love you and miss you daddy.

January 27, 2008

You will always be remembered; you are a true hero. Thank you.

January 11, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR KEVIN !!!!!!!!!!!! S.A.D.

December 30, 2007

Merry Christmas sweetheart. I love you and miss you!!

December 25, 2007

Katie, I have misplaced your father-in-law's email address. I have a DVD for you; I believe he mentioned it to you - the memorial tributes I created about a month ago. He said he planned to be in Michigan around this time. I'm hoping we can hook up to get a DVD to you. I'm sure he knows how to contact me. Please have him email me so I can get a copy of the tributes to you. Thank you, and my best to you and your girls.

December 4, 2007

Your memory continues to influence people. Thinking of you and the other Men in Blue keeps my strive for service alive. Rest easy, we'll take it from here.

C4C Chris Drury

December 3, 2007

Rest in peace, my brother...we won't let you be forgotten

PJ Nagel
Cook County IL Sheriff's

November 15, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

I know you showed him the way.

November 12, 2007

Deputy Sherwood, Thank you for your service, and i will keep you and your family in my prayers, God Bless You and Them....Will


November 3, 2007

Miss you!

October 29, 2007

Dep. Sherwood,
Haven't been on here since before I went to boot camp. Thought of you while driving past CCSD this morning. Saw your mom a few months back, don't think she recognized me. Looked like she was doing well, but as I've learned since my mom died, appearances may be decieving. Hope all is well up top, for all is the same down here. Wanted you to know that you're an inspiration to a lot of people, including myself. A while back, I almost decided to get away from the Law Enforcement\Criminal Justice field. Then, however, one of the Deputies at CCSD wrote an article on you, and posted it on the board at the Dept. As I read it, it made me realize that everyone has a calling. Your life story\ Law Enforcement story has inspired me to continue driving forward in my career choice, as a Police Officer. I Thank\You, sir, and may god bless you\your loved ones.

PV2 McLearen, Aaron
U.S. Army Reserve 334 Medical Group

October 26, 2007

Thinking of you today and of Katy and the girls. I am so blessed to have them in my life. Katy is such an amazing friend! I have come to know you through her and I have watched the girls grow into wonderful little ladies. Please continue to watch over all of them - they are so very special to me and my family! ~A

October 9, 2007

Wow, 4 years come and gone already. It's amazing how fast time has gone by. I know you are watching and you must be so proud of your family, they have come so far and have been so strong. They are all very proud of you as you are them.

There has not been a day in the past 4 years that you have not been thought of.

October 9, 2007

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