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

Hey - I wish you were here to be part of the greatest Sheriff Office in Michigan. We have come so far since you left us. We are true to the badge and here for the public. I wish you could be part of what is going on today, and imagine I'm Sheriff on my second term, wow! I love and miss you brother.

Sheriff John S. Wilson
Clare County Sheriff Office

April 4, 2013

Spent the day in Traverse City the other day with Pat and Bill Scheiber, Chad's mom and dad. Pat shared a quote with me and I don't know who said it or the exact words, but I will give it a shot.

Don't be sad for what you have lost, be happy that you had it.

Pretty wise words, huh? I'll do my best to live it.

Love you and miss you so

Mom

March 28, 2013

**Never Forgotten**

I drove by your memorial the other day on the way up north...

I think about you often and continue on my mission - inspired and guided by you. I will continue to get every single drunk driver off the road that I possibly can.. every day, every month, every year.. Until the day I retire. You are NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Police Officer
Bay City (MI) Police Department

February 22, 2013

Another year of Project Blue Light, and it was wonderful. So many people were so grateful to have a place and time to remember their loved ones and to honor your brothers and sisters in blue, as well as firefighters, and all emergency services.
I broke down at the very end....first time I ever did that. I just wanted to say that this would never take place had you not guided me to do it. I wanted to say also, that I love you and miss you.

Oh yeah, Steve, Danielle, Kevin and Landon were there. Somehow it gave me much peace seeing your best friend there to honor you.

Love, Mom

December 7, 2012

Nine years too long...

Officer
Bay City (MI) Police Department

October 12, 2012

Thank you for your service. Your wife, children, and the rest of your family will be held in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie
Michigan State University School of Social Work Student

October 9, 2012

You would be so proud of your wife and daughters, they are amazing! I am sure you know that because I am sure you are with them daily. God Bless!

Kim

October 9, 2012

**You are never forgotten**

Officer
Bay City Police Department

June 20, 2012

Last night I attended Project Blue Light in Roscommon and had the honor of accepting the wreath on behalf of my brother-in-law, Trooper Werda. While there, your daughter spoke to the audience about her expierences and life since your passing. I am sure you are so proud at the young lady she has become. It had to take alot of courage for her to speak to us and let us know we are not alone in this new normal. It is very clear her mom is doing a great job raising your children. Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten!

Stacy Darrow
Sister-in-law of Trooper Jeffrey Werda, EOW 4/6/11

December 15, 2011

Okay, I just stopped by to see if there were new reflections to read, and there were, but I couldn't stop there. Yes, I started the tears again and went back to read more reflections.

I just miss you so much and this place makes me feel closer to you, and with each new reflection left, it is a new wave of pride I have for you. The tears still have a "cleansing" effect I guess.

Starting to gear up for PBL. I have a new "right hand". Her name is Terri and her dad was killed (firefighter) in 1969. She is wonderful and is on the same page with me about honoring our heroes as they should be.

I am still putting one foot in front of the other to keep going. I'm doing it, Cub. You are probably so mad for me acting this way.

Love you so much........

Mom

October 30, 2011

Hey Deputy Sherwood,
I did not really know you but, everyone at the department still talks about what a great deputy and man you were wish I could have met you.

My prayers are with your family

Explorer Bailey Rose
CCSD

October 20, 2011

Still miss you my friend. Always remembered.

Lt. Thomas Drury ret.
Clare City Police Department

October 10, 2011

Katy and Mary and the girls, know that you're often in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all that you do for other survivors in their time of need. I know every time you help someone else, it opens up your wound yet again, but know that you are much appreciated. 8 years seems like just yesterday. {{{HUGS}}} on this bittersweet anniversary day.

Susan Mercy
Police Wife

October 9, 2011

As another year of your sacrafice closes in, I want to say that you are never far from my thoughts. Every time I pass by the memorial on my way up north I always say a prayer - asking for courage, strength, and guidance. I pray that all of those fallen heroes walking the golden streets of Heaven continue to guide and protect the rest of us as we fight the good fight.
As crazy as this may sound, Kevin, you remain an inspiration for me to take every single drunk driver off of the road that I possibly can. It is my mission, and I will continue to follow through with that mission every single time I put my uniform on.
You are NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Officer
Bay City Police

October 7, 2011

You will never be forgotten Deputy Sherwood. May God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant
NYPD

August 17, 2011

I knew Kevin when we were both Privates in the United States Army back in 1986. We were both in a brand new Unit in Germany, Echo Company 51st INF, LRS. We were in the same Platoon, 2nd Platoon, and our PLT SGT was then SSG Powell. I lost touch over the years, as most former soldiers do. I am so sad to hear he passed away, and I learned of it only today through another former Echo Company Soldier. This is a great loss to his friends and Family. I am sorry that I am so late in grieving with you all. God Bless all of you, his family, and keep you safe. Our company slogan was "Eyes behind the lines"...so You can rest assured Kevin has Eyes on the objective now, pulling security, waiting patiently for you all.

Erik C. Petterson
U.S. Army, Retired

June 22, 2011

I knew Kevin when we were both Privates in the United States Army back in 1986. We were both in a brand new Unit in Germany, Echo Company 51st INF, LRS. We were in the same Platoon, 2nd Platoon, and our PLT SGT was then SSG Powell. I lost touch over the years, as most former soldiers do. I am so sad to hear he passed away, and I learned of it only today through another former Echo Company Soldier. This is a great loss to his friends and Family. I am sorry that I am so late in grieving with you all. God Bless all of you, his family, and keep you safe. Our company slogan was "Eyes behind the lines"...so You can rest assured Kevin has Eyes on the objective now, pulling security, waiting patiently for you all.

Erik C. Petterson
U.S. Army, Retired

June 22, 2011

Hi, Cub. Well, today is your birthday. I sat here reflecting on the day you were born. As soon as I had you, the nurses wouldn't let me touch you, and whisked you off to the nursery for 24 hours. Standard policy. I was sure glad to finally get you in my arms. Didn't know I would have to let you go seven years ago. That is a huge issue, you know. Moms are supposed to protect their children and keep them from harm. I wasn't able to do my job, and you had to go. Knowing you are in a much better place is good, but, oh well, just "but".

You would be 45 today. That is hard to believe! Rob will be 43 and Camie 41. I guess I am the old one here. God how I miss you. I am doing so much better though. I finally quit trying so desperately to hang on to you, and let you go. You know, I really don't like Dr. Phil, but he said something that has really stayed with me. "The length of time you grieve has nothing to do with how much you loved the person". That helped.

I love you and miss you,

Anonymous

May 3, 2011

You are never forgotten. Your family is always in my prayers, especially your mom. May you keep us all safe from above, and know that someone is always thinknig about you.

Reserve Deputy Aaron McLearen
CCSD

April 21, 2011

Thinking of you this morning as another officer joins you. I'm so sad for his family, friends, and co-workers to go through the immense pain they will go through with the loss of their loved one. We still think of you daily...

Anonymous

April 9, 2011

Merry Christmas Son. I bet you have the best view ever. So far this season, I have done very well. All the sadness stays inside and I can be my old self on the outside. Christmas Eve was good. Still can't put a tree up, but that's no big deal. Everyone says "Kevin would want you to put one up". Can't do it, though. It's a difficult enough job trying to get the community to put up blue lights.

I emailed Chad's mom yesterday. I reminded her how amazing it was that we were put into each other's lives the May before Chad died. I told her that I would bet you and Chad have gotten together. You are both taking care of your moms. I know that you and grandma and grandpa are together too, as well as Mark, Tim, and I would even bet Vince and Denise too. So many who were close to you are gone.

I love you so much, son, and think of you every day.
Mom

Anonymous

December 25, 2010

Hey Cub, I am getting ready for Project Blue Light. As usual my heart aches thinking of you. You would be sor proud of your little girls. Meagan is giving a speech, Gabby and Gwen and Sophie are presenting things to the survivors. I asked Gwenny if she could talk into a microphone and she immediately said Yes. She has NO Fear!!!Evan will be reading the roll call of heroes. They all are so much a part of this ceremony, and the community seems to embrace it.

I know you will be there with us on Sunday. We love you so much and miss you even more.

Anonymous

December 3, 2010

Kev, I talk to you every day, wishing you could answer me. It's happened a couple times, but have found out it is not an on demand thing. I would trade places with you in a heartbeat if you could have stayed with your family. People always say "God had a reason for everything". Haven't found it yet, but i know it is out there somewhere. As always, I love you and your brother and sister with my heart and soul.

Anonymous

October 26, 2010

Never forgotten

Anonymous

October 10, 2010

Had a big group last night on the highway to remember you! Someone had placed a nice box w/ a blue light inside with your badge number cut out . . . It was pretty cool. Thinking of you and your family a little extra today . . . We still miss you tons and think of you daily.

Rob Hager
CCSD

October 9, 2010

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