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

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

October 9, 2010

Hey Kev,
Ill be out there tonight thinking of you. One more year passed. I often think about Katy and the girls and how much I know you loved them. Its a special feeling when you marry your soul mate and are blessed with little girls. I know this is one thing we had very much in common. I only wish my little girls could have met you. Thanks for looking down and keeping an eye on still looking up to you.


October 8, 2010

12 years is a very long time...........I have been your widow longer than I was your wife but I have loved you for more years than either. I miss you every single day. Life is full of what ifs ..... and whys ......... still no answers. I love you. Happy Anniversary.


September 26, 2010

thinking of you and your family. dropped by to let you know your
sacrifice has not been forgotten and your family remains in our prayers. God bless Katy, your mom and girls. God bless and watch over all on the thin blue line.

friend of family

August 8, 2010

Hi Cub,
This has been a real rough week. Losing your grandma broke everyone's heart. All of us came together and cared for her like she was a Queen! She died with a smile on her face, and I know it was because you and Grandpa were there, just waiting for the moment when you could take her home. We're gonna make would have been so proud of your brother. He really stepped in and made sure she was never alone. If you can help him out, that would be so good. His heart is broken again.

Hug grandma and grandpa for me.....


July 6, 2010

Deputy Sherwood:
You still continue to be an inspiration to me each and every time I go into the Department. I never pass your picture on the wall in the hallway without stopping, looking, and reading the poem that is underneath it. It has given me strength throughout the years to continue pursuing my education. I will continue to think aboutand pray for yourfamily, and may God bless you, and them alike.

Advocate Aaron McLearen
Clare County Sheriff Department Victim Response Unit

June 30, 2010

Just wanted to say I love you and wish you were here. I feel your presence whenever I am around Katy and the girls or at your house. It is a wonderful warmth, like a hug, to know you will never leave their side. There is also still that huge hole in my heart. You will always be my hero.

Love, Mom


June 7, 2010


I have not forgotten you and miss the times Jenny and I came to Clare County for the Kevin Sherwood Memorial K9 Olympics. It tears my heart out to read the reflections from Meagan, Katy and your Mom and to think about your girls not being with you. I will pray for them and hope that God will ease their pain. Please continue to watch over all of us, my son is an officer working for Anderson now. As a brother officer you know of my worries. Please watch over him and I know you will see your wife and children again some day......because they understand and speak of Heaven.

Chief Darron Sparks
Anderson Police Department

June 2, 2010

Hi Son,
Happy Birthday. I was going to go to Meijer's and get some blue balloons and a happy birthday balloon to set free, but I did not want to traumatize another cashier like last year. He as all "ooh a birthday" and so on, and I broke down. I bet he never does the "happy birthday" thing again.

The girls are wonderful....Meagan is getting ready for prom. She is so grown up. Gabby and Gwen are right behind her. Thank God I have them to look at to see you.

I love you so much, and missing you is so difficult.


May 4, 2010

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Kevin, I was however fortunate enough to meet his dad Curtis during Police week in DC. I still have Kevin's pin on my vest, and because of him, I made a new friend in his dad. I hope to see you again this year Curtis, when we'll raise our glasses and toast Kevin one more time. I unfortunately lost your phone number, but please email me at the above address so we can get in touch. Till then, be safe.

John Gibson
Forsaken Guns MC

John Gibson, Captain, Retired
N.Y.C. Correction Department

January 3, 2010

Merry Christmas! I don't ever think I could put into words how much I miss you or how much I love you. Some days I sit back and marvel at the three beautiful miracles I see every day. But there is always something just not right, just not there. As much joy as the holidays are suppose to bring ....... I truly hate them .... I feel that bit of loneliness that is a part of my soul a little stronger on those days.
Look down on us and hold your babies tight ....
I will see you in my dreams and in the eyes of our girls.


December 24, 2009

Another year has passed. I view it as a miracle that we have all survived. I think about that, you know, when I laugh or am being silly with someone I stop and wonder how I can....but never get an answer, but realize it is all in the process of grieving and trying to recover.

On "that day" Pat and I went up to the would probably be horrified at the "memorials" in your honor. One of the deputies made a beautiful cross and painted it blue with a silver star and your name in silver. I am glad it is there. Pat and I put six long stemmed red roses to the tree under the flag, and I made a huge blue bow. I purchased 6 blue balloons (no, I did not traumatize the check out clerk like I did on your birthday) and we let them go and watched until we could not see them anymore. The little teddy bear I put up five years ago is still there. That's nothing short of a miracle!

We made it another year without you. Maybe we are getting stronger, who knows. We are not really without you, though. You are in our very souls and hearts. You are in our thoughts every day.

I love you, son. We love you. Missing you hurts so bad.


October 18, 2009

Well man another has gone bye fast.. I think of you very often. Wish I could share with you some of the great things that have happened to those who were close to you. I know you would be proud of us, and I still feel like your watching over us. Miss you man and will never forget the impact and impression you left on me as a person and an officer.


October 9, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty. on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary! I love you and miss you everyday!


September 26, 2009

We think of you everyday and miss you so much.


September 9, 2009

Think about you a lot!


August 21, 2009

You are never a second away from my thoughts. The degree of pain in missing you comes in waves. Today, the wave is very high. If only I could give you just one more hug.....


June 30, 2009

Still thinking about you Deputy Sherwood.

PFC McLearen

June 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Son. I love you and miss you so.


May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!!! I miss you everyday!!! I love you!


May 3, 2009

Hi Son,
I just left reflections for the four officers from Oakland County CA that were killed all by the same creature.

Whenever I hear of an officer losing his/her life, my heart aches because I know the pain the survivors are all going through.

I just want to remind you how much I miss you and love you, and how proud I am of the hero that you are.

I'm sure you know, but Katy and the girls are doing well. Katy is still doing the same awesome job of mothering that she has always done.

Watch over us, and listen carefully because our hearts are talking to you so often.

Love you and miss you,


March 23, 2009

Uncle Kevin,
I miss you, I think of you often and love you much.


March 20, 2009

I love you son, and miss you so.


March 12, 2009

Thinkin' about you Deputy.
God Bless you\your family.
Keep the heaven's safe

PFC McLearen
US Army

February 4, 2009

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