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Deputy Sheriff Kurt Andrew Ford

Harvey County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, April 9, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kurt Andrew Ford

Kurt was my uncle. We lived 4 blocks from where he was killed. My mother arrived on scene in time to ride in the ambulance alongside her twin brother. We mourn his loss and honor his sacrifice every day.


January 23, 2022

16 years. Where does it go? I woke up yesterday morning and your memory was the first thing on my mind. It's tough to fathom the impact one life can have on so many people and for so long. Miss you, brother. A little more with each passing year.

Sgt Mike Friday
Sumner County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office

April 10, 2021

Missing you every day.

Randall Call
Silver Lake PD

April 9, 2020

Its been a long since I've been on here came by your final resting place several times over the years. Keep watch over us brother you will never be forgotten keep watch over us

City of Sedgwick (former) 305

April 29, 2018

You've got a new Angel to welcome home. Please let Zack know we will never forget him or his sacrifice as we have not forgotten yours. Rest in Peace, both of you, my Brothers.

Deputy Christina Brophy
Douglas County Sheriff

January 1, 2018


Thinking about you and your family this month as I often do! Your boys have grown up to be MEN and you would be proud! I can't wait to see you again buddy!

In Christ!

Deputy Mark Keaney
Arapahoe County Sheriff

April 20, 2017

I just spent an hour reading comments left by people that you've touched throughout your life and career. It's hard for me to think about the day I learned about your passing. My mom's pager started going nuts. Since she was out of town, I read the messages to see what was going on, since it was obviously important. I was shocked at what I read! I couldn't believe it. My mentor was gone. Needlessly gone. A coward picked up a gun and used it in a way that hurt more people than he could ever imagine. You made the ultimate sacrifice during your lifelong duty of protecting your fellow people.

A few years after your passing, I was watching wildest court moments on tv. They showed your photo as they where explaining the incident that resulted in your passing. I was shocked. My heart jumped into my throats and I couldn't help but let the tears roll. The idiot who shot you was acting stupid and got tased pretty good. I was hoping the court deputy would've kept pulling that trigger until the battery died. May be bad for me to say, but you made the ultimate sacrifice. This guy deserves the ultimate punishment.

The career I was hoping for didn't work out but have been thinking about joining the marine corps reserves. After reading these comments again, I've decided to make the call when I'm done here. I want to continue your legacy of being a sheepdog.

I have been looking at all of the officers who have laid their lives down. So many of them I have heard the stories about. With my great grandfather, grandfather, father, sister, her husband, and my wife's brother all being prior or active duty police officers, I have heard more than my share of stories of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. My wife's brother was shot in the line of duty the morning of august 8, 2010. Thank god he was a better shot than the suspect. I'm tired of it! I want it to end!

Thank you again sir for all of your kind and insightful words! I will never forget you. I look forward to seeing you again patrolling the streets of paradise.

Long live the sheepdog. The only ones that run toward the wolves when the sheep are running away.

Quinn Wheeler
Ex-Douglas County Explorer

March 16, 2017

Remembering your sacrifice today Deputy Ford. Gone, but you
will never be forgotten!

Anonymous Anonymous KS citizen
KS citizen

April 10, 2016

I was very young and living in Newton when this happened. I remembered hearing about the standoff and feeling all the panic and anxiety that my parents had about the situation. I have looked for quite some time to find this officer's name so I could properly thank him for making the ultimate sacrifice to make my community safer, and I am very relieved that I found him.

Thank you, Officer. You will never be forgotten.


June 20, 2015

As I approach the end of my career I can't help but remember how it all started in the 111th class at KLETC. You are remembered as the best of the class of 111. We can all only hope to rise to the occasion when called to do so as you did. You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Master Deputy T.L. (Schoney) Schoenberge
Johnson County Kansas Sheriff's Office

June 10, 2015

Hey Odie, thought you would like to know you are still remembered. It's been a lifetime ago since getting on the radio and calling "205 traffic 918" so we could pass the time and chat. Much has changed since those days.
Rest easy my friend.

Wade Everett
Halstead 205 (former)

December 3, 2014

Kurt, this morning I participated in another mission with my current team. Every time I grab that big black bag and throw on the gear, the closest layer to me is my old DCSO tee-shirt with your number "918" embroidered on the rear neck line. When I struggle to understand why such a great man and officer was taken from us, that shirt gives me the strength and courage to continue. Wearing it, I know you have my back up there. I cannot believe it has been almost 10 years since getting that sickening team message. I miss you brother...

Lieutenant Andy Lundin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

November 5, 2014

Kurt I think about you often. I miss our work together, the breakfast's we'd enjoy and the friendship no matter what we were doing. You are sorely missed each and every day.!!!! Thanks for every thing and helping to make this job enjoyable!!

Sergeant John Rose
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

May 29, 2014

Just thinking of you Kurt and your family. Always in my thoughts and as Mike Dieck said I will never forget that very sad day.

Through Christ, all things are possible.

Detective Corporal Michael Wagner
Lone Tree PD

April 29, 2014

I'll never forget the day Kurt was taken from us. The guys that were on his tactical team are pretty special and I know Kurt would be proud. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends on the anniversary of his tragic death.

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Php 4:13

DART Officer Mike Dieck
Aurora Police Department

April 9, 2014

Thinking about you today. Hard to believe it's coming up in 9 years. So much had changed with the team, you would be proud. We still remember and miss you. Your presence is still with us.

Harvey County ERT

March 29, 2014

On my mind today. Sure miss that joy buddy..

Officer Jamie Moore
Johnson County Emergency Management, Texas

February 27, 2014

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sheriff Ford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

In high school your smile would light up a room. Rest in Peace my friend. I still stay up to date on your sister and how she is doing. She ran a marathon! What an accomplishment. I can always remember walking down the hall and seeing your smiling face. You are missed.
Callie Loyd Lowrie
Class of 1985
Newton, KS

Callie Lowrie Civilian Employee
Johnson County Sheriff's Department/Communications Division

December 12, 2013

I was thinking about you tonight, Kurt. I tell the young men and women on my team about you all the time.

Supervisory Federal Air Marshal
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 17, 2013


your memory lives on. The criminal who shot you tried to appeal his conviction and the judge did what was right and denied his appeal. Your sacrifice has not been in vain and we have not forgotten.


August 14, 2013

Just found pictures of us on the range at the law enforcement academy. You were such an awesome instructor and taught me a lot about firearms. Once again a THANK YOU for all you did for me and all in the Colorado Law Enforcement community. You are missed every day brother...

Noland Dunnan
Former Deputy , Douglas County Sheriff

May 22, 2013

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 9, 2013

Grew up with Kurt in Colorado. Such a great loss. He will be missed.

Tim Beber

December 17, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 26, 2012

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