Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Kevin Shumway Orr

Uintah County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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Reflections for Detective Kevin Shumway Orr

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this blessed of all holidays. Stay close to them and let them feel you all around them so they know you are near and watching over them. I'd like to leave the following that was found on a headstone on a grave in Ireland:
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

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

December 24, 2011

Tomorrow your little girl turns 17...
6 birthdays without you
I love and miss you...
And I might be competition now against your fudge.
Anywho, be with me tomorrow.
Love ya...


December 12, 2011

Kev. You were my favorite. I'll never forget the day I was in the office at the High School complaining about how tired I was, and told you to just cuff me to the chair so I couldn't go to class...and you did. All the attendance office gals thought it was so stinking funny that I all of a sudden got in a little bit of a panic since I was going to be late for Ms. Moulton's class. Good thing you unhooked me before the bell rang! You had the biggest heart, and you were so understanding of problems that were going on. I called on your for your help more than once, and I never heard you say you couldn't help. Thank you for being such an amazing officer, and friend. Wish we had more officer's like you in this town now-a-days.

Lacy Lange

November 23, 2011

I miss you so much... I keep remembering what I was doing at this and that time five long years ago...
But guess what? Christmas lights are on for you. We use a couple more extension cords then you would..but they are up for you.
Tomorrow Mom, Tyler, Kaylee, Ashlee and I are decorating the tree for Trees for Charity. Of course it's I'm memory of you. I know Heavenly Father picked this day to take you over sometime in the summer because it gives us ways to participate and do things in memory of you that you loved. His reason for taking you at all, I'm still yet to see but I will someday.
Daddy, I miss you so much. I just don't know how people can be so mean... You should help me with forgiving others.

I got new classes yesterday. I'm not sure why I decided to take advanced's kicking me in the butt.

Daddy, I wish I knew what you would say about everything these days. But, I kinda think I do...I just want to be reassured.

It hurts me to see Tyler, Kaylee and Ashlee hurt. They didn't have as much time with you as I did. They miss you too. I was told yesterday that you're probably bragging up there to anybody that will listen, about everything us kids are doing. Because that's what you did here...

I love you lots
I'll miss you always


November 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth 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.

Today I read your memorial was a little hard emotionally because the loss, the love, the heartache was so vivid that it left me tear-filled when I read the loving reflections of all those that call you beloved. I know both the pain and pride are forever and I pray for solace for all of your family. They are all in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 22, 2011

Daddy, I love you so so much. I miss you. Kaylee


November 22, 2011

Hey Uncle Kevin. I miss you man. So I joined the Army National Guard. I swore in last Thursday. I'm gonna really need you watching my back through all of my training and especially if I get deployed. I'm honored to have you as an uncle. I wish I got to spend more time with you and your family. You had wisdom beyond your years. I love you.


Private First Class Skyeler Lucero
Nephew to Kevin

November 22, 2011

I miss you so much...
I can't believe it's been 5 years, but then it seems like forever...
Dad, for me, this has been the hardest year. It isn't getting easier like people said. Its hard to think to so many people, today is just another day, but it changed mine. Our whole childhood lives were dramatically turned upside down... But they always will be, our whole lives. We are missing out on so much... I can't wait until I get to see you again.

I believe that Families are Forever...

Love you miss you....



November 21, 2011

Daddy I love you so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much. I miss you. love Ashlee


November 21, 2011

At Quilt Guild in Blanding Wed. Oct. 19, we reflected on Kevin's service and his mother shared about him and the COPS organization. Kathy Hurst shared an experience she had with Kevin's oldest daughter this summer at a Rotary Youth camp. We then presented a quilt to the Orr family, which they will use at the COPS conference this October. We so appreciate his life of goodness and service, and mourn for and with his family, as they still struggle with his tragic death.

Janet Wilcox
Friend, former teacher

October 21, 2011

I love you so very much sweetheart. I miss you......the kids miss you too. Love you always and forever.


October 16, 2011

I saw your family made it to the ride this year. I didn't go, not sure why.... Just couldn't do it this year. I was glad they were able to be part of it. As I thought of your daughter on the radio I was reminded of a poem my dad gave my sister many years before he was killed. I wanted to leave it here for your kids as well, I am sure you have echoed these same words before .......

Often, while you're sleeping,
I've stood beside your bed
And pondered what the future holds
In years that lie ahead.

I feel there are so many things
I should explain to you,
So that you might better understand
The work your Dad must do.

But, since I find it difficult
To express the words I want to say,
I'm writing you this message
As I think of you today...

A policeman's first duty must always be
To serve and protect his community.
And whatever the call, whatever the hour,
He must do all within his power
To uphold the law, and be fair and just
For he has been given a special trust.

This means the hours I keep and the work I do
Will often keep me away from you.
And I won't always be able through the years
To share in your fun or help ease your tears.

But at those times when I can't be there,
I pray you'll know how much I care.
And when we're together, everyone will surely see
How very much my children really mean to me.

I'm proud to be a policeman, that's true
And I hope you'll always be proud of your Dad, too.

When you hear people saying words that are unkind,
Don't be angry with them. only try to keep in mind:
That they perhaps have never fully been aware
Just how much Policemen truly have to bear.

And, should there come a time
When these people need to be befriended-
They'll find a Policeman there,
With a helping hand extended.

I ask that you also try to understand
That all our lives are resting in God's loving hand.
And what the future hold in store for you and me
Must always - all our lifetime- remain a mystery,

And- If at some point in my career,
The voice of the Lord I do hear
Telling me I can serve him best
By joining him on the far-away crest...

Then, for a little while, we'll have to part,

But this I hope will all my heart--
That these words I write, and my love for you
Will remain with you, your whole life through.

Love, Dad

Friend of Family

August 26, 2011

I spoke especially for you. I hope your proud. Love you...


August 22, 2011

Daddy, lots of things I know you already know.
1st... I'm speaking at the Ride For Fallen tomorrow in memory of you and all of Utah's Fallen.
2nd... I'm gonna be starting my Junior year.
3rd... I'm doing tennis. I'm on the tennis team fir Uintah. I like it daddy.

I miss you tons. I wish I was unfamiliar with this page, police week, the memorial, and the Ride. But because things are the way they are, I'm so happy there are so many ways you are remembered.

I love you Daddy...
Miss you too...
Please be with me tomorrow...
I need you...

Jessica Orr

August 20, 2011

Brother Orr, Few families understand the sacrifice that you have given. Unfortunately, the depth of your sacrifice still has yet to be realized. Spend time with your grand kids now, because they will miss your presence much when they get here. God Speed.

Det. Gurr

Det. Gurr
Friend of Family

July 31, 2011

Happy Fathers Day. I am so blessed to have you for my dad. Thanks for watching over us... Love you tons and miss you always


June 20, 2011

Happy Easter.
I miss you. Holiday's are always hard though. They haven't been the same for the past 53 months... Love you Daddy


April 24, 2011

Detective Orr, you have a lot of people that love you by the looks of these reflections. Thanks for your service to your fellow man. May God be with you, your family and friends. God bless. A Utah brother in blue.


April 20, 2011

I Miss You.
A lot.
You've been on my mind a lot lately.
Yesterday, was one year. I just wish that could end for us. But I don't believe it ever will.
Daddy, I'm almost done with my sophmore year...
Please help it all end. You know what I mean.
Love you lots,
Miss you tons...


April 5, 2011

Daddy I miss you.
Love kaylee

Kaylee orr

April 3, 2011

Missing you so much........


March 29, 2011

Daddy. I. Miss you. So so so so much

Love, ash lee Orr


March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday.
I love you.
I miss you.


March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to a wonderful son. It was such an exciting day 39 years ago. As I think back about it today it's through tears. We all miss you so much. Faith that we will see you again is all that keeps us going. Thank you for the 34 years we had you here in our presence. You are such an awesome son. The best a parent could ever ask for. Love, Mom and Dad.

claudia orr

March 18, 2011



March 18, 2011

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