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

On the anniversay of your death we remember you and thank you for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Civilian
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

Well Kevin it's been four years but it seems like only yesterday. I still think about you every day. Your name comes up in conversations often but never without a tear. I love telling young and old officers KMS stories. I miss our conversations and your little smirk when you were ragging on me but, most of all I miss our friendship.
Keep watching over us. You will never be forgotten.

Tom

Lt Thomas Drury Ret.
Clare City Police Department

October 9, 2007

To Kevin's family--you're never forgotten, especially on the sad anniversary of Kevin's EOW. I pray for you often.

Susan Mercy, LEO wife
Midland EMS

October 9, 2007

To Kevin's family--you're never forgotten, especially on the sad anniversary of Kevin's EOW. I pray for you often.

Susan Mercy, LEO wife
Midland EMS

October 9, 2007

To Kevin's family--you're never forgotten, especially on the sad anniversary of Kevin's EOW. I pray for you often.

Susan Mercy, LEO wife
Midland EMS

October 9, 2007

What a showing of love. 1:30 am this morning there were officers near Kevin's last stop on US-127. Each year they are there showing there love for a great man.

October 9, 2007

Today is 4 years. How incredible. I thought by now the tears wouldn't come quite so readily, that the pain would lessen some...I think of you everyday.

Sadly, one of my good friends in the Midland PD has joined you. Not line of duty, but during a marathon in Chicago. Chad was so much a part of the memorials, blue light ceremonies here in Midland.

So much has changed...I'm sure you know all about it. It has happened because I have tried to view things through your eyes...the eyes of integrity and doing what is right. I made my decision that way. Doesn't always feel good, though, does it? The right way can be painful. I know though, that I can still be there for LEO's and their families.

Son, keep watching over your wonderful family, and all of us. Those girls are exceptional. Megan, so grown up. Saw some pictures and she looks so much like Katy. She is beautiful. Katy is a wonderful mom....

I love you and miss you no less that the first day. Actually, much more. Please watch for Chad....you would like him so much. He is just like you...

Mom

October 9, 2007

Your EOW was four years ago. So sad to read these
reflections and see how much you are missed and how
sad life is for your wife, daughters and family. Sounds
like Katy is doing a good job even though she struggles
without you here to help her with all the decisions.
Thanks for having the courage to wear that uniform and
for serving so proudly. Wish the outcome was different.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 9, 2007

Four years ago .......... could it possibly be so long ago and still feel like yesterday. I will never forget the sound of footsteps across the front porch and the shadows that crossed the front window. I knew before the knock and before the words were ever spoken. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you. I was so very blessed to have you in my life .......... even if the time was cut short. I love you, as I always will, you will forever own a piece of my heart. I can find peace in what we shared - not pain in what was lost. Sweet dreams Kevin.

October 9, 2007

i have been thinking about you more than EVER lately. people say that everything happens for a reason, but that hardest part is trying to find out what that reason is. all of us have wondered and wondered why, but we just never seem to find a reason. we know that if you were here things would have been different, but a good different. we miss you! you are my ultimate hero. you watch over me, and i know you do. sometimes i know your there. i have so many things to tell you. i pray everyday. i tell you things in my head. i just wonder if you hear them. four years has gone by faster than anything. we miss you more than anything, too. mom is going out more, and things are changing. we're home alone sometimes a lot when she goes to dave's. you can never be replaced and sometimes i think that mom forgets. she tells me she doesn't, but i don't know. i love you & miss you.

Time passes by so quickly,
But I guess I thought you'd be here forever.
I never even had the chance,
To say goodbye.
There's so many things to tell you,
Left unsaid until now.

Can you hear me when I talk to you?
Do the words I say ever make it through?
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

Ev'ry night, I have the same dream.
The one where you get to hold me.
We laugh an' talk until the morning,
An' then you vanish, yeah.
It always leaves me feeling helpless,
When I wake up an' you're not there.

Can you hear me when I talk to you?
Do you know how much I'd love to be with you?
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

Instrumental break.

Living in this world without you,
I constantly search through my mem'ries.
Hoping that I find some treasures,
That I passed over, yeah.
All that I took for granted,
Means so much now, an' I won't let it go.

Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I never said some things that I meant to.
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

You know, I never said some things that I meant to.
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

I miss you Daddy.

Can You Hear Me When I Talk To You - Ashley Gearing.

I heard this song at Police Week. I have loved it ever since. It makes me cry everytime

September 23, 2007

i miss you..i have been thinking about you more than ever lately. i don't know why. four years has gone by so fast. if you were still here things would have been so different, but inside i know it would have been a good different. they say everything happens for a reason, but that hard thing is finding what that reason may be. all of us may never know the reason, though we try to figure it out everyday of our lives.

Time passes by so quickly,
But I guess I thought you'd be here forever.
I never even had the chance,
To say goodbye.
There's so many things to tell you,
Left unsaid until now.

Can you hear me when I talk to you?
Do the words I say ever make it through?
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

Ev'ry night, I have the same dream.
The one where you get to hold me.
We laugh an' talk until the morning,
An' then you vanish, yeah.
It always leaves me feeling helpless,
When I wake up an' you're not there.

Can you hear me when I talk to you?
Do you know how much I'd love to be with you?
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

Instrumental break.

Living in this world without you,
I constantly search through my mem'ries.
Hoping that I find some treasures,
That I passed over, yeah.
All that I took for granted,
Means so much now, an' I won't let it go.

Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I never said some things that I meant to.
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

You know, I never said some things that I meant to.
Can you hear me when I talk to you?
'Cause I'd give anything if I just knew.

I miss you Daddy.
that is one of the best songs.
Ashley Gearing - Can You Hear Me When I Talk To You.
I heard it in Police Week, and have loved it ever since.

September 23, 2007

Even though I had never met Deputy Sherwood I admire him for the career he had chosen (or the career that chose him) and the ultimate sacrifice he gave to ensure the safety of the community. Upon talking with officers and civilians alike, I learned Deputy Sherwood was a good cop who loved his family and job.

I the past couple of years I have had the privilege to meet and get to know Kevins wife and three daughters. To hear some of the stories, peanut butter sandwiches and face painting come to mind, made me laugh and at the same time cry because the girls would not have Kevin there for more adventures and build more tales of humor and love.

Katy and the girls went through a senseless tragedy and have remained strong and courageous since Kevin left us. I know Kevin is looking down on the girls and will always be there for them. My thoughts and prayers go out to Katy, Meagan, Gabby and Gwendolyn and the rest of the Sherwood family.

August 28, 2007

The capacity for love in our lives is amazing especially when we love with all of our soul. You became a part of my soul so many years ago and that part has been torn away replaced with the love I will feel for you forever. It took me years to realize that I still have the ability to love without feeling like I am replacing you but knowing I still cherish the love we shared. I miss you everyday Kevin - I regret all that you are not here to share with us. But I am so blessed with what you left behind - the pieces of you that I get to hold and love everyday.

August 16, 2007

I met your mother the other day while she helped another grieving family. She is very proud of you and not a single day goes by that she doesn't think of you. You are a hero and will never be forgotten.

Officer Morningstar
Kentwood

July 16, 2007

I do not know Kevin or know if we are related, but for the last three years have seen the memorial on 127 on our annual trip to the U.P. The first time we seen it was shortly after our brother was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor. His name is also Kevin Michael Sherwood. He was a firemen at Summit Township Fire Dept. I feel in all your pain upon losing such a loved one. Its only been eight months, but I still cry. Even though I dont know your Kevin, I am very proud and thankful for men and women like our Kevins that do the job they do without the desire for a thank you or glory, but for the love of the job. May God bless your family and Deputy Sheriff Kevin Michael Sherwood.

Eric Sherwood

July 15, 2007

Kevin,

I think of you often. We never met. Thank you for your service. I am praying for your family.

Conservation Officer Larn R. Strawn
Michigan Dept. Natural Resources

July 12, 2007

Our oldest is offically a teenager now - she is absolutely beautiful inside and out. I wonder every day how I am going to raise three girls by myself - I guess I have been doing that for almost 4 years now. It is so bittersweet to watch them grow older and more independent. I hope and pray that I am giving them everything they need to be wonderful young women ..... I am doing what we set out to do. I miss you Kevin. I love you.

June 17, 2007

This weekend my travels once again took me onto US 27 in Clare County. Upon entering Clare (your) county, I saw the "Kevin Sherwood Memorial Highway" sign. I had already been thinking of you (always do when traveling 27, regardless of the county). Seeing your sign, I told the passengers riding with me what that was all about, and how there is a woman out there grieving for her husband, and beautiful little girls that would wish for nothing more than for their daddy to walk in through that door. There was a sad silence for several miles as we all thought about you, Katy and your daughters, your folks, friends, co-workers.

It is nearing 4 years since your line of duty tragedy, but we remember you today as much as we thought of you when the accident occured.

May you rest peacefully, and continue to twinkle in the skies at night, letting your family know you are still with them. God bless you all!

June 9, 2007

Kevin:
Since I became an Explorer at the Sheriff Department, I have always stopped at the small memorial they have for you and read the plaque. Over and over again I stand there and read. I think of all the lives you had to haver touched before you passed. I still hear deputies talking about past times with you, and every one of them brings a tear to my eye. On the road, when we stop at a person's house for a call, many ask us, "Did you know Deputy Sherwood?" I wish that I could say yes, but I can only respond with "I know of him." I look at these reflections that your daughter Meghan leaves for you, and I wonder what it must be like for your wife\children. You raised a strong family, and I believe that your wife is continuing this. I pray for tehm, as well as the rest of your family.

God Bless,
Aaron

Aaron McLearen
CCSD Explorer

May 31, 2007

Ok, this is the thrid time that i am writing this! This computer is being so retarded and deletes them everytime!! Well to sum up everything .. we are growing up fast and it is so hard to belive taht it has been almost four years. we all love and miss you so much.

Love Always - You Will Never Be Forgotten -

Meg**♥

Meagan *
Daughter

May 25, 2007

daddy,

well, i havent wrote one of theses in awhile. i just wrote one but i dont know what happened and it all went DELETE. so that was frusterating. well we all miss you. right now i am babysitting gwen, gabby, mabel, and kayla. they are beign good. i guess. gwen is annoying but arent all little sibilings?!?! today we are going to tennessee for Randi's graduation!?!?! hes growin up. haha. so am i. 7th grade is almost over and yes, i am a nerd with a 4.0. but you would be proud of me. im not really a nerd...well kinda yea i am. its ok though. track just got over...adn softball is going on...we have only got beat twice .. i have someone that i can talk to about you.. hes a good kid .. not my boyfriend, just a bud...derek. yeah hes cool. this is short, but i wrote one for like twenty minutes and it ALL GOT DELTED!! grr was i angry!! well i love you so much daddy. you will always have a place in my heart.

oh we jsut went to NPW [national police week] and it was fun. i talked about you a lot. it criend some, becuase i miss you!!

love you - ♥♥
Meagan.

** && **

Beckah !!

May 25, 2007

Love and miss you so much - each and every day!

May 23, 2007

Happy Birthday ........... love you and miss you bunches!!!!!!!!

May 3, 2007

Twinkle, twinkle, dad's our star
in our hearts, he's never far
Up above the earth so high,
he's our hero in the sky
Looking o'er us day and night
He's our angel, our guiding light!

April 28, 2007

This week I had the chance to get to know a wonderful young widow. I also had my monthly lunch with Ang. It has opened my heart lots of memories and new feelings - good and bad. Life is a scary place when you have to figure it out all over again. I love you and miss you each and every day - that's a given that will forever be there. I spent alot of time reflecting and find one thought sticking in my mind. Life is a blessing but love is an honor - both should be cherished!!!

April 28, 2007

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