Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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



January 30, 2006

A Deputy Sheriff Officer

A Deputy Sheriff Officer is a person, just like you and me

A person looking for things, we cannot see

He is a person doing a job, the best that he can

He say's what he has to, than he takes his stand

Even with no help, he does what he has to do

Not really for his self, but for me and you

He see's things, that for most people it would haunt

But he is doing a job, that no one else wants

If you need him, he will be right there

The only reason, is because he cares

If you ever need him just give him a call

He will hurry, and won't give you the stall

He will put his life on the line, just for you

Just because he cares, not because he has too

He watch's over you, while you sleep at night

He makes sure that you, are safe when it comes daylite

If the time comes, when a Deputy Sheriff Officer does not care

It will be because, he is no longer there

I will always HONOR him and take my stand

Because he is my FRIEND and also a Deputy Sheriff Officer


Robin Clements / Jim Goddard

January 20, 2006


Just thinking of you and wanted to say hi. Your team members are doing good.


Sgt. Jeff Soyez
Marion County Sheriff

January 16, 2006

Another close to close to my heart.

Wichita Police Department

December 27, 2005


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jill and the boys, as well as your parents and sister during the holiday season. May God look down on them and comfort them as only He can.


December 27, 2005

Kurt, I was just thinking of you today, and your picture still stands at the back door of the P.D. when we first walk in. I look at it everyday and thank God for the opportunity to have known you. Thanks for everything. I wish your family comfort this holiday season.

A Friend
Shawnee KS Police

Shawnee, KS Police

December 19, 2005

When i think about you a smile comes to my face. In explorers you did so much for me! Everyday when i would walk upstairs to just say hello, i would always leave with a smile! I still have my wonderful birthday present you gave me, the best handcuff key ever! Thank you so much for all the knowledge you shared with me. Your a true hero in my book!

Cassie Schor

November 29, 2005

Rest in peace BROTHER, I never had the joy of meeting you, but you and I will have a tie that binds this being your death on my birthday. My best wishes go out to your family.

Calvin Police Dept.

November 15, 2005

Kurt, Michelle and I made a desktop background picture that will be the background on all of the MDTs in every patrol car. It's not much, but I thought that it was important for you and Ron to be the first and last thing that everyone sees on their shift for a while...

Detectives Michelle & Brian Rademacher
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

November 8, 2005

My depest regrets to your family.

We honor your memory and your sacrifice

RIP brother

Det. Stuart Ford
State of Kansas

October 15, 2005

Hello again Kurt,

Things are getting better. The Team is extremely dedicated to training. They are ready to do the work. This crew is good. We learned from the April callout.

Things have really changed in good ways. ALL of the projects you and I plannedfor the team are almost completed. Imagine... 13 years of goals, accomplished in 6 months.

We've got your gear bag in the van, with us, where it belongs.

Talk later...

Newton PD

October 6, 2005

To the family and friends of Deputy Kurt Ford and his fellow deputies with the Harvey County Sheriff's Office, and officers in the other law enforcement agencies with whom Deputy Ford served:

On behalf of our entire family, I wanted to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Deputy Ford was so brutally murdered. It is so infuriating to read of yet another murder by a criminal who would rather kill to evade arrest than pay the consequence for the criminal conduct he chose to commit. This was such a senseless and cowardly act, but then generally those who terrorize their own family members with domestic violence are cowards and bullies.

May you continue to find comfort in the warm embrace of support and love from your law enforcement community. Undergoing a devasating experience like this forges bonds between blood families and police families that can never be broken.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Department when he was fatally shot on April 23rd during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Larry left a loving wife and his son, born 2 1/2 months after Larry's murder, as well as all his extended family and friends who loved him so much. It is so heartbreaking that all these children are being deprived of their parents. My heart goes out to all the loved ones of Deputy Ford, but I know that God and Kurt are watching over them. I know that Heaven has another hero, but how I wish this had not happened to your Kurt.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service Kurt gave to the communities he served and the citizens of the state of Kansas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 9, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

September 11, 2005

Hey brother, just been thinking of you recently. This years 3-gun match, for me, just wasn't the same without you there. I know you were with us though, guiding us and keeping our spirits high. We had a moment of silence before starting the match in your honor. I know, I know, you were not about being singled out, but you touched so many people, it was with great honor that we did. I miss you and your positive personality. You did make a difference in my life. Until we meet again.

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are as bold as a lion" Porverbs 28,1

Deputy Bob Simonich
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

August 25, 2005

Dear Kurt It's still hard to believe that your really gone but. I think of you everyday and I know your still watching over us from above. I know we'll see you again some day but until then R.I.P my friend.

Mike Morales

August 19, 2005

It saddens me that yet another hero has fallen. My heart goes out to all of the family and friends of such a brave man. Rest in peace Sir, and I pray your family can one day find peace as well.

COI Dani DeLaBarre
Kansas Dept. of Corrections

July 13, 2005

Dear Kurt,
I just wanted to say thank you for being such a great neighbor to us all those years ago in Hesston. Thank you for being a great mentor and leading by example. I will never forget you and Jill and all that you both did for us.


June 26, 2005

It has been two months since you let us for your new home in heaven. Not a day goes by that I don't stop to think about you. I miss you so much. The little talks that we had will stay with me the rest of my life until we meet again in heaven. You will be in my thoughts and dreams day and night. Keep watching all of us from above. Make sure that all of us make it home to our loved ones. Until we meet again in heaven my Odie. Love ya, miss ya, see ya always and forever.

June 9, 2005

Words cannot describe the sorrow and rage that I feel... I miss you. I miss the talks that we used to have. You could always tell when I was having a bad day at the office and needed to get away. I learned alot from you, and you left an indelible print on my life. Just as you have with so many others. Our relationship went beyond SWAT and the S.O. I pray for Jill and the boys. Vadis Vado.

Lt. Darren Weekly
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

June 8, 2005

I had the pleasure of meeting Kurt at an N.R.A. Instructor course in September of 2003. He had just completed his first call out with Douglas County SWAT. His professional and skill was eclipsed only by his smile and great sense of humour.

Kurt, I'll miss you brother.

Special Agent
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 29, 2005

God Speed Kurt, we will take it from here...

SRO Andy Hall
Augusta Dept of Safety

May 25, 2005

I only met Kurt once but I remember him well. He was a good friend and mentor to my good friend. I would like to send out my prayers and thoughts to both his family and his law enforcement family.

Patrol Officer Lisa Sage
Emporia, KS PD

May 21, 2005

You watched over so many people in your life. But there was always an angle watching over you, now your brothers & sisters in law enforcement know that we have another angle watching over us to protect us always and forever we will Miss you Love you man RIP

Officer Patterson
Sedgwick PD Sedgwick KS

May 19, 2005

Hey buddy, I miss you so much. We planted a weeping crabapple tree in your memory this weekend on the courthouse lawn. Thought you might like that. A lot of people who love you were there. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The struggle continues for everyone. I love you. K-

May 17, 2005

Kurt was truely an amazing person. He gave so much to the community and touched the hearts of many. My prayers are with his family. R.I.P. Kurt...

Loved Always, Forgotten Never

May 14, 2005

Kurt, you will always be a true inspiration to me. You treated the CNT as "one of the team" when no others did and I will never forget that. I dont know why God chose you that day, I can only guess he needed the best. God Bless you and you will never be forgotten.

Deputy B.K. Sapp - CNT
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2005

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