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

Happy Birthday!! I love you!! Gabby has decided that she doesn't like cake so she thinks we should go to Dairy Phil for your birthday - any excuse for a trip to the Ice Cream Parlor.

May 3, 2005

As always I am missing you. I love you Kevin. Meagan is in softball again and Gabrielle is starting her first year of t-ball. I am even playing on a softball team - I know crazy. Remember how you always wanted to get on a coed team together. I wish we would have found the time. Boy the small regrets hurt more than I would have imagined. I'll see you in my dreams.

April 26, 2005

Stopped by to pay my respects. You, Katy and the family are thought of, every day. Rest peacefully and continue to watch over those on the thin blue line.

April 14, 2005

My name is Aaron McLearen. I am a Clare County Explorer. I did not know you, however I have heard many great things about what you did. It is disapointing to know that you leave behind a wife and children. Thanks for everything you did for the county of Clare.

April 7, 2005

The girls and I just got back from a trip to Nebraska with Lori, Tim, and Kelsey. We had a good time but then it was time to come home. It is still so hard to come home because the house is still lonely. It is still missing you and that was one of the best parts of coming home. I miss you so much!! I love you always.

April 2, 2005

Hey Kev, Its been a while seince I wrote. I still think of you and your girls every day and try to keep up the level of professionalism I learned from you. Until next time my friend.

March 31, 2005


March 27, 2005

Reading through your recent reflections, I needed to write in response to something that 'your friend' wrote a few days ago. It is true that there are many people in search of a committed, deep and endless love. You and Katy are blessed to have that kind of love that not everyone can find. It isn't fair that you couldn't have had many more years together. Your tragic death leaves me re-examining my own life and counting the blessings I have. Through life and death, you have had a positive influence on so many lives. You, sir, truly are a hero and will always be remembered. Rest in peace. God bless Katy, the girls, and your mom.


March 22, 2005

Being strong doesn't mean that you don't hurt. Or that you don't cry. Being strong means that you don't let pain rule your life. Praying for your family, your friends, and all your brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

March 21, 2005

When you heal memories make you smile and not cry. I pray that one day your mother will think of you and smile. It should not hurt to love. Time heals wounds but you have to want to be healed. I will be praying for your family everyday and praying for all the officers out there that continue to risk their lives to spare ours. I wish I had met you in life your reflections show a wonderful loving family man and an officer that we could all be proud of. Everyday heroes do not become heroes by the one act that cost them their lives but by the way they lived. You are a hero. Thank you for your sacrifice.

March 21, 2005

Your children are so lucky to have such a GREAT mom. The love that you and Katy share gives her strength to take on each new struggle. There are so many of us searching for that kind of love. With your help we will always watch and take care of Katy and the girls. They are so special. We carry on in your honor and march forward with your strength. We will never forget!!!
Thinking of you,
Your friend

March 21, 2005

Hi Cub-
Haven't been able to write for a still hurts like the day you left us. Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts 24/7. It's hard to believe it is going on 2 years...seems like yesterday. I check this site everyday, and each time a new officer joins you, my heart is ripped apart for their families. I'm sure each survivor must feel the same way.

I know you are with us everyday.

We love you, Kev,


March 21, 2005

I went out with "our group" last night and had a lot of fun. Something I was not sure I would ever have again. Thank you for leaving me such wonderful friends. They are great and I know they always have my back. They all love the girls and I - we can depend on them for anything. I miss you so much. I love you forever.

March 21, 2005

I just wanted to drop you a line. I am still thinking of you and praying for your family. We all miss you.

March 17, 2005

Thinking of Kevin, and his wife and kids, family and friends. May you all have peace. Stay strong, we all stand beside you, offering our prayers and support.

Grateful Citizen

March 12, 2005


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see yuo fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and a kiss
and call you back for one more.

I I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise
I would video tape each action and word
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it wold be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure You'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd say how much I love you
and hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

Thatt you didn't take the extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone
what turned out to be their last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear.

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or it's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Author Unknown

I know there are many people who come to leave messages for my husband and I just wanted to share this beautiful poem.

March 7, 2005

Gabrielle asked me the other day "Why does Daddy have to live with God?" I am trying so hard to raise our kids the way we talked about - open and always honest. But I couldn't answer her question. I love and miss you so much.

March 7, 2005

Isn't it strange how you can have someone in your daily thoughts, and you never even met them? Such is the case with Kevin and his family. I have never met them, yet a day NEVER goes by that I do not give them some thought and a prayer. And now, tears on top of that. My heart aches for his wife and their kids, his mom and all the family and friends he left behind. May God bring you all peace and new opportunities for joy and happiness that you truly deserve. Kevin may be out of sight, but I have faith that his spirit has never left your side.


February 25, 2005


It has been nearly 4 years since we attended the MSP Precision Driving Instructor School. That was a blast and you added to the good times. I keep your memorial picture framed in my office to remind me of the good times and your sacrifice. I have attached a rubbing of your name from the national memorial in Washington DC. It was the first time I had ever been there. It was very overwhelming.

God bless your family, I know they miss you. To Kevin's family, he is watching over you as he is the rest of us in law enforcement. He touched many lives in a positive way.

We will meet again Kevin. God bless.


Sgt. Mike Nichols
Indiana State Police

February 25, 2005

Happy Valentines Day! May you rest in peace always!

February 14, 2005

I was driving home from up north the other day - and I passed a road sign that said "Kevin Sherwood Memorial Highway". I had to pull to the side of the road until I could stop crying. Maybe I never noticed the sign before - maybe it was just put there - but I saw it for the first time and I will never forget it. The emotions were just too overwhelming for me to continue on my way. Thank you for your service and your dedication. You will never be forgotten. I will continue to hold the line with pride and integrity. Rest now sir.

Bay City Police Department

February 14, 2005

I miss you everyday, but I will carry you in my heart forever. You are a part of my soul just like I was a part of yours. That is how I know we are together. I look at your reflection in our children everyday. I love you.

January 31, 2005

I never got the chance to meet you but after reading your daughter's reflections, I can't help but get a tear in my eye and know that you were a special person. I have lost loved ones who did the same thing that you did, putting their lives on the line so that we may sleep soundly at night. I thank God everyday for giving us brave men and women to watch over us. Continue to watch over your family. They still need you and more than ever now.

Wife of a police officer

January 30, 2005

Hi dad its me meagan


January 27, 2005

Stopped by to pay my respects and let you know you are always thought of. My prayers continue for all your family who miss you. I hope that they are comforted knowing that you are never forgotten, and that those around them still miss and think of you often with loving thoughts. God's blessings on all our law enforcement who so bravely put their lives on the line every day. You are all a special breed. Bless you all, and carry on in safety!

From Michigan

January 24, 2005

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