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

Although I have only known and worked with you for less than two years I am greatful for every day we worked together. You were a true friend and mentor to me and I have become a better person and Officer through your kindness, and guidence. I will never forget the laughs we shared, and the conversations we had. I pray for your Girls every day, and I know you will be watching over them. I look foward to seeing you in heaven, and until that then I will keep you in my heart every day.
Rest in everlasting peace Kev you will never be forgoten.
K.M.S EOW 10/09/2003

Officer Richard L. Ward
Clare City Police Department

October 19, 2003


It has been a few days since your funeral and the grief is still hard to bear. You were one of my oldest and dearest friends. We grew up in the same neighborhood together, went to high school together, went on many adventures of our youth together, our daughters played together. My only consolation is that you died doing something that you loved, and the world has been a better place because you, and your fellow officers who wear the badge have guarded over us. It has been a difficult time and I pray for Katy and the girls every night.

I just thought I would check in with you one last time and let you know how much you meant to me. So for myself, my wife Danielle, Mick, Jessica, Susan and the rest of our crew from the old days we love and miss you...You are gone, but will never be forgotten. Save a seat at the table for me my brother.

Your friend from the cradle to the grave,


Steve Bartlett

October 18, 2003

This has been a very hard time for me. I realize how important the times I was able to spend with Kevin mean to me now.I wish I had spent more time with him. Katy and the girls have a special place in my heart right next to Kevins. I will miss my son for the rest of my life. I take comfort that Katy kept us in touch and also arranged for us to see each other either in Michigan or Las Vegas. I will cherish those time with Kevin, Katy and the girls. I love you Kevin and miss you so very much.
Your Dad

Kevins Father

October 18, 2003

To a fellow brother. I went to the service in Clare and stood next to fellow officers from around the State and even some from other states. Kevin I know you was looking down on us that day. I service was beutififul. I admit that I along with fellow brothers and sisters had shed a tear that day. I think of you often...And will never forget you. My prayers and thoughts are with the your family. Now you get to patrol the streets of Heaven.

Deputy Phillip Muma
Wexford County Sheriff's Office MI

October 17, 2003

My sincere condolences to the Sherwood family. God Speed Ranger and you will never be forgotten!!!

Stay Safe and we'll meet you on the high ground.

Todd Christensen,
Kalamazoo Public Safety

Officer Todd Christensen
Kalamazoo Public Safety

October 17, 2003

To Katie, the girls, & all of Kevins family,
Although I never had the privilage to know Officer Kevin M. Sherwood, I am the Brother-in-Law of his Father, Curtis L. Sherwood, and I feel I knew a little about Kevin, through his father. After reading all of these "Reflections", I realize what a wonderful person, officer, father, son, Kevin was. I wish I had know him. My Grandson, Mi. State police officer Michael Vranish, knew of Kevin, and now I pray that Kevin will watch over Michael, while he does what Kevin did so well. We all wish that the DUI suspect would have hit a tree, or a pole, and spared Kevin, but I have to think that the Big Guy, in the sky, needed Kevin more than we did. I pray for Katie, the girls, and Officer Sherwood. God Bless.

Ron Radmer
Chandler, Arizona

RONALD R. Radmer

October 17, 2003

On behalf of the Carteret County Sheriff's Office in Beaufort, North Carolina. We extend our sincere condolences to the family, co-workers, and friends of Deputy Sherwood. The blue line extends farther than any crook can fathom. The law enforcement family never forgets a fallen officer.

When a person tells me they appreciate the job I perform, I tell them thank you. Then I go on to tell them I could not perform my job without the support of my wife and family. The things that a law enforcement family has to go through cannot be understood by the everyday public.

I commend Deputy Sherwood on the outstanding service he performed to the citizens of the county he served. I commend and respect Mrs. Sherwood and family for standing by her husband during his law enforcement career. Its hard to find someone who will be as understanding and patient to become a law enforcement spouse.

I pray the family and friends of Deputy Sherwood can find the comfort and healing to help them through this time of sorrow. Deputy Sherwood, we got the next call. Take your place with the Lord and watch over us.

Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)

Deputy Kevin B. Kelley
Carteret Co. Sheriff's Office Beaufort, North Carolina

October 17, 2003

I come to this web site at least twice a day. Thank you all for the wonderful things you have to say. On October 9, 2003 I lost my love and my best friend. My heart is broken and feels as though it may never mend. But I find strength for our three children and get dressed everyday.
Thank you and may God keep Kevin's brothers and sisters in uniform safe so that they may continue to protect us and go home at the end of the day.
Katy Sherwood wife of Kevin Sherwood EOW October 9, 2003

Katy Sherwood

October 17, 2003

The man everyone should know,

Although I only knew and worked with Kevin for a few years, he was my mentor and inspiration to become a Police Officer.
His dedication and constant professionalism on the job made me want to be the best that I could be.
He was there to encourage me when I needed it,
He was also there to kick me in the rear when I needed it. The one thing that I knew for sure as many of us did, when I was on a call and looked over my shoulder to see Kevin give me a wink, I felt a sense of peace knowing he was there.

I will remember him always.
I will take him on every call I go on and every traffic stop I make.

His family and friends can have peace in knowing he touched many lives he came in contact with even if it was for a short time.

Farewell my brother,

Officer Brian Kinney
Eaton Rapids Police Department, MI

October 16, 2003

I knew kevin when he came into the gas station that i work at..he was always friendly and asked if everything was ok..he will be greatly missed my me and my fellow employees

a clare county resident

October 16, 2003

Seems like yesterday we had coffee yet it had been almost been year ago. Time has a way of standing still when there will never be that chance again. My heart pours to your family Kevin. You wore your uniform proud and you wore it better than all. You made the ultimate sacrifice to make this world a better place. You did your part and you did it with the pride and integrity that most can only hope for. Clare County lost one of the best officers they will ever know. I will miss you old friend. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Eric M Freier
Ann Arbor PD (Former Gladwin County Sheriff Dep)

October 16, 2003

I am so sorry for Kevin's loss. I met him through his sister Camie years ago. I have lost three close men this year and I don't believe we ever make sense of it. All I can do is remember how good it was to have them here, to know, and love them. I hope all who knew Kevin find Peace and Comfort in that Kevin is with God now. Love Brian and Emily.

Sgt Brian J. marks
U S Army

October 16, 2003

I worked with Kevin at the Clare Co. Sheriff's Office. Kevin was the officer at the department that was the go to guy. He always had the answers to a question you might have had. Kevin was dedicated to the people of Clare Co. and his family. Kevin you will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my fallen brother.


October 16, 2003

you lived for those that loved you, for those that knew you true;For the heaven that smiles aboveyou, and awaits your
spirit too;For the cause that lacks assistance,for the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, and the good that you did do. that is what you lived for .
god Bless all our Fallen officers. a second cousin.

October 16, 2003

God bless you and your family.


October 16, 2003

I‘ve known Kevin in Law Enforcement, E.M.S., and as a friend. He was THE BEST deputy that the Clare County Sheriff’s Department has had in my 16 years working in this area.

For Kevin being an officer was not about just enforcing the laws of our society. It was the desire to make a difference. A desire to be there for all who may have been in need. Kevin held himself to the highest standards that many officers can only hope to obtain.

All that have known Kevin have benefited from his love of the job and his friendship.

What will I miss?
- His crooked smile / smirk.
- His short laugh.
- His friendship
- His calming voice
- His knowledge
- His backup
- His help
- And above all. . . . His Friendship.

Be with God my friend, for he has called you to his side.

Capitan John Pedjac
Clare City Auxiliary Police Department, Clare MI

October 16, 2003

Thank you for your service to your community and county Deputy Sherwood. May God grant your family closure and a comforting peace. You may now reap your reward, patroling the streets of heaven under God's command. Good night sir.

Concerned Military Member

October 16, 2003

My son Jared Stotzel worked and served with Kevin for several years. As a mother of an officer you always fear something like this could happen. Our boys are serving the public and trying to make a better place for all of us to live and we are very proud of them but no one wants them to have to pay the price Kevin did. I will keep Jared and all his fellow officers and families in my prayers and thoughts.

May God be with all of his family and friends.

Sue Winkler

October 16, 2003



October 15, 2003

To Deputy Sherwood family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

October 15, 2003

To Katy and all of Kevin's family:

We were there with you today, mourning the loss of Kevin. May you feel God holding your hand and walking with you through the difficult days ahead.

Susan, Paul (Coleman PD and fmr Sgt, CCSD), Kaitlyn, and Kristopher Mercy

Susan Mercy, EMD/EMT-S
Midland EMS

October 15, 2003

Today hundreds of us said goodbye for now to Kevin!

As I sat in the church and watched as hundreds of officers passed in honor of Kevin, I saw hundreds of officers answering a call for help. That is what we do as a cop. When an officer calls for help everyone goes to that call. Today hundreds came to that call.

Thanks everyone for remembering Kevin.

Ofc. Greg Rynearson
Clare City Police

October 15, 2003

To Kevins Family
Your Son was a great man,
Being an officer of the law is a hard thing to do but he done it well,be very proud ,hold your head up high and look to the sky,there you will see kevins eyes.
I will continue praying for all of you.

Dan Lovett
former cadet @ccsd

October 15, 2003

I would like to wish your family the strength and the couage to carry on, and to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please remember it's o.k. to rely on family and friends during this tring time. Greiving is a natural and important process. God Bless you and your family.

Carole Pahssen
Wife of fellow officer
Russel Pahssen BVPD

October 15, 2003

To Kevins family and my brothers and sisters,
Words can't express how I feel for your loss. I did not know Kevin, but he was my brother because he swore to protect and serve. We lost a brother in my house, it's the hardest thing I've ever been through. Just remember, we are all family. All we have is each other. May you rest in peace Kevin.
Inv. Eric Sudhoff
Flagler County S.O. Florida
(Former resident of Mt. Pleasant)

Investigator Eric Sudhoff
Flagler County Sheriffs Office, Florida

October 15, 2003

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