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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

Happy Birthday to you, the love of my life and for all eternity.
I hope you are happy. I love you.

Holley
Wife

March 18, 2018

Daddy,
Merry Christmas in Heaven!
I wish you were here to celebrate with us. Love you

Jessica
Daughter

December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas in Heaven my sweet Kevin. I think of you daily and miss you with ever breath I take. I know I will until I am in your arms again. I do the best I can and I know you know how hard I have tried. I love you more than anyone can comprehend. You were my everything and you still are.

Holley
Wife

December 25, 2017

Daddy,
Merry Christmas in Heaven!
I wish you were here to celebrate with us. Love you

Jessica
Daughter

December 25, 2017

It has been an emotionally exhausting day. I have physically had to
do so many things alone. It is always extra hard when I’m in the same hospital emergency room that you were taken too. I hate feeling so alone. So many emotions came back today. 11 years later and it felt like yesterday. But then the sign came that you were there. Thank you for watching over our little girl. Thank you for never leaving us. I love you always and always will.

Holley
Wife

November 30, 2017

11 years. I love you sweetheart. You are my everything. I will do all I can to keep my promises to you. Forever and always.

Holley
Wife

November 21, 2017

Daddy,
A lot has happened lately. I know you’re aware of it all. We bought a house! It only took a good minute and a few attempts, but we bought a house(: That’s exciting. Hopefully we can start moving stuff in today. If not, we’ll move back in with mom for a couple of weeks and store our stuff at Melissas.
We went back to South Carolina in August. It was so so good to be back with some of my very favorite people. It was fun to introduce them to Donovan. We went when we did, because Sherrie went to the temple for her first time. She’d asked me to be her escort. It was one of the most special things. When I left over three years ago, she was Baptist! But she made changes in her life, softened her heart and became Mormon. She kept looking at me and would say, “I’m Mormon! I’m Mormon because of you. I love you! I’m a Mormon.” To which I would reply every time, “You’re Mormon because you listened to the Holy Ghost.” It was such a rewarding moment in my life. A moment I will forever treasure. I treasure Sherrie, and Sylvia, and Maria, and Shawn, and William and Brittany, and every other person I love so dearly. I didn’t know ot was possible to love so much.

I love you dad. Watch over us all a little extra these next couple of weeks. Especially mom.
Love you muchly...

Jessica
Daughter

November 15, 2017

Daddy,
A lot has happened lately. I know you’re aware of it all. We bought a house! It only took a good minute and a few attempts, but we bought a house(: That’s exciting. Hopefully we can start moving stuff in today. If not, we’ll move back in with mom for a couple of weeks and store our stuff at Melissas.
We went back to South Carolina in August. It was so so good to be back with some of my very favorite people. It was fun to introduce them to Donovan. We went when we did, because Sherrie went to the temple for her first time. She’d asked me to be her escort. It was one of the most special things. When I left over three years ago, she was Baptist! But she made changes in her life, softened her heart and became Mormon. She kept looking at me and would say, “I’m Mormon! I’m Mormon because of you. I love you! I’m a Mormon.” To which I would reply every time, “You’re Mormon because you listened to the Holy Ghost.” It was such a rewarding moment in my life. A moment I will forever treasure. I treasure Sherrie, and Sylvia, and Maria, and Shawn, and William and Brittany, and every other person I love so dearly. I didn’t know ot was possible to love so much.

I love you dad. Watch over us all a little extra these next couple of weeks. Especially mom.
Love you muchly...

Jessica
Daughter

November 13, 2017

I hope you are aware of all that is going on. I miss you so very much. Making it through our anniversary was hard. Yes I feel so cheated that you are not here. But of coarse I miss you everyday. I'm sorry that Rook will never be played again. I'm sorry that your name is being forgotten by some. Tyler and I talked about you and I told him some stories about the day we were married. He shared with me 2 stories from his mission that you were a part of. I know he would love to swap mission stories with you. Please continue to watch over our children as new adventures come their way. Tyler will be heading off to college soon and Kaylee will be getting her drivers license, dating and high school. I love you so very much. Always....

Holley
Wife

August 14, 2017

My heart always feels empty on Mother's Day. I know I should be happy because you blessed me with our four beautiful children. Yet I have so many emotions run through me. You made me a mother. I wish you were here to Spoil me. I love you and feel the void of your absence Every single day.

Holley
Wife

May 15, 2017

I know Ashlee would give anything for you to be hear to teach her magic, play ball with her, go on a horse ride with her, play and give her attention. Very few people do that. She is avoided, ignored and she feels it. It breaks my heart. I'm thankful my dad does all he can for her. She is looking forward to Tyler coming home to play airsoft with her. She has missed out so much.
I love you.

Holley
Wife

April 30, 2017

I love you so much. I miss you deeply.
I am struggling with many things right now.
I sure could use your advice, help, a hug. (I could go on forever)
I feel everyone is forgetting you. Life goes on for everyone and I'm the one left alone. I hate it. I don't understand. Why???
I need you. I want you. I'm hurt tonight.

Wife
Holley

April 29, 2017

My Dear Kevin,
So many things have changed since you passed away but one thing that will never change is my love for you. I miss the little things, a hug, a certain look, you holding my hand, you saying you love me, helping me with the kids, helping me with the dishes just so we could be in the kitchen together. I miss you calling me to talk about our plans for dinner or to see if I needed you to stop at the store. I miss making plans for the future. I feel so uncertain, I don't know what my future holds. When I think of the years I have until I am with you again, it feels so overwhelming. Please give me some strength. I need you. I will love you forever.

Holley

April 13, 2017

Dad,
I came to write you earlier, but I knew if I wanted to be nice I better wait. But it's okay, because for your birthday mom, the girls, Donovan and I wrote you letters, tied them to our balloon and sent them to you. So Happy Birthday.
Daddy, we've struggled in many ways the last 10 1/3 years, but especially medically. Right now, Ashlee is the one that needs Heavenely help, inspiration and guidance. She received bad news yesterday, and not sure what she'll receive today. I feel so bad for her because a 12 year old girl shouldn't feel the way she does. Nobody should.. I also feel bad for mom. She's had to deal and stress over our medical problems time and time again. Receiving no news after no news after bad news. And you aren't here to help her with the stress of that. I wish you could be here for mom...
Dad, we're moving! You know all of the details, so I won't write them. Everyone that cares, knows. Mom does, Tyler does, the girls do, Grandpa Glen does, Donovan's family and different people that we've told. I know you know the reasons of why. And every time I think of it, I am so grateful for Donovan. He's the one that suggested it. He's the one that gave reasons why. For that, I'll be eternally grateful. As I'm sure you are too.
I love you dad. You truly are the best there's ever been.
Miss you muchly

Jessica
Daughter

March 28, 2017

Dad,
I came to write you earlier, but I knew if I wanted to be nice I better wait. But it's okay, because for your birthday mom, the girls, Donovan and I wrote you letters, tied them to our balloon and sent them to you. So Happy Birthday.
Daddy, we've struggled in many ways the last 10 1/3 years, but especially medically. Right now, Ashlee is the one that needs Heavenely help, inspiration and guidance. She received bad news yesterday, and not sure what she'll receive today. I feel so bad for her because a 12 year old girl shouldn't feel the way she does. Nobody should.. I also feel bad for mom. She's had to deal and stress over our medical problems time and time again. Receiving no news after no news after bad news. And you aren't here to help her with the stress of that. I wish you could be here for mom...
Dad, we're moving! You know all of the details, so I won't write them. Everyone that cares, knows. Mom does, Tyler does, the girls do, Grandpa Glen does, Donovan's family and different people that we've told. I know you know the reasons of why. And every time I think of it, I am so grateful for Donovan. He's the one that suggested it. He's the one that gave reasons why. For that, I'll be eternally grateful. As I'm sure you are too.
I love you dad. You truly are the best there's ever been.
Miss you muchly

Jessica
Daughter

March 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Kev. It doesn't seem possible it's been 45 years. We are so thankful we had the opportunity to have you for our son. It has been so hard these past ten years. We miss you so much !!! Love, Mom

Claudia Orr
Mom

March 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Kevin. Life is nothing like we planned. But I am trying to do what I believe you would want. That is loving our children, teaching them the gospel, supporting them and trying to be happy with our circumstances. I hope when I see you someday you will proud of me.
I love you my sweetheart, best friend and eternal companion.
Forever and always. Holley

Holley
Wife

March 19, 2017

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Heavenly Birthday! I love you and miss you. I am so grateful for the wonderful memories I have to keep me sustained until we meet again. Thank you so much for all the times you let me know you are still with me.

Lisa
sister

March 18, 2017

Daddy,
Please be with mom today and if possible let her know you're near...

Jessica

February 14, 2017

2017 is here. I wish you were going to be here to make memories with us. It feels so bitter sweet for a new year to come. It feels bitter because you are not here. It feels sweet because we are that much closer to seeing you. I love you with my heart and soul. Please continue to help us this year. I hope you always know how much the kids and I love you.
Forever and for eternity.

Holley
Wife

January 1, 2017

Merry Christmas Dad.
Love you..

Jessica
Daughter

December 28, 2016

Dad,
As usual, so much has happened. 10 years. 10 years without you here with us. 10 years mom has had to do this all alone. Life isn't fair, that's for sure. I wish more than anything you could kiss mom goodbye before you left for work, email Tyler and then be so proud to tell everyone how amazing of a missionary he is, teach Kaylee how to drive and seriously have to clean your guns more often...be so excited with Ashlee and her little fur babies. I wish you were here to give blessings whenever we needed them, and always turn us to our Heavenly Father. I wish you were here to be able to help mom cook and clean, and learn how to cook gluten free. Dad, I wish you were here for everything. I can't help but think that all of our health issues have been brought on by stress and grief. What other 12 year old can't go to school because she can't stand up in the morning without fear of falling over? Please help and guide mom in finding the right people for Ashlee.
Dad, I'm so grateful for my husband. He is good. So good. He treats me like he should. I know you would love him.
Christmas is fast approaching. Your favorite time of the year. I can only imagine the lights that you've decorated your mansion with, in Heaven.
We did trees for charity again this year. I felt awful that I didn't feel well enough to go and help mom. We did it for the Shurtz family. James was accidentally shot in February. He has a young wife, and at the time, 7 month old twins. They are a sweet and adorable family.
Another officer was killed in Utah. He's 31, LDS, has 3 young boys and a wife. He was accidentally hit by a car as he was trying to fix power lines. His angel day is the same day as yours. There was a news article saying that a few weeks ago he was in his yard putting up Christmas lights with his boys. My heart always aches for the families of fallen officers, but even more when they are here in Utah. But, Eric Ellsworth's death hits really close to home. For so many reasons. I pray that his family is watched over. I hope the community, UHP and family takes better care of them, than we've been taken care of.
Dad, you know that you are my hero. But mom is too. She is the strongest woman I know. She's been out through so much. She was cheated out of time with you. I don't know how she does what she does. I love her so much. I hope I didn't hurt you in defending her. I don't know how I would have though, you would have done the same.
I love you dad. Have a very Merry Christmas in Heaven.

Jessica
Daughter

December 5, 2016

10 years ago we had our last family home evening together. There was no way to know what would happen the next day. I can't even put into words all the pain, heartache, trials that your passing has caused to us. The kids and I have tried to maintain a positive attitude and smile even when our hearts are breaking. I know that is what you would want is for us to keep living in a way you can be proud. I'm pretty sure you are. You are so very loved and missed. The kids and I had a 10 year memorial program last night for you. We want you to be remember by our community that you served. I love you forever and always my sweet Kevin.

Holley Orr
Wife

November 21, 2016

Daddy,
I've started to write so many times. I have oh so many things I wish I could tell you. So many stories I'd love to share. So many problems that I wish I had your help on. It doesn't seem possible, that it will soon be ten years...
Wednesday is my last day at work. I can't do it anymore. My body is tired, and not in very good shape. It almost pains me more to have to quit something, than the actually pain hurts. The thought of an unknown future, because of my body, terrifies me. I don't know how things will ever work out.
Daddy, I am so sorry that I have removed people from my life. I'm not as strong as mom is. But let me tell you, this is the first year, in ten years, that I've felt a peace. It hasn't been made into a competition to see who misses you more. For that, I'm sorry. I just wish everyone could accept that we all miss you. I wish everyone could see that mom was jipped the most. You are her eternal companion. Yeah, others marriages might not mean much to them, but you guys are an example to so many. Everyone that truly knows you, knows how much you love mom. How she is your best friend. I just wish for once, she was treated by others, the way they should treat her.
Daddy, I've been married now for over a year. So many times...I've wished you could physically meet Donovan. I honestly don't know what I've done in my life to deserve him. He helps me with everything. Everything I can't do. He loves me when it's hard for me to love myself.
Thursday was Kaylee's 15th birthday. I'm sure you are so very proud of her. Whenever we're together, I see so much of you in her. But then again, I see so much of you in Tyler and Ashlee too. Kaylee has grown into a strong and beautiful young woman. Not gonna lie, I'm terrified for her to turn 16...

I love you dad. Please continue to watch over us these next few months. I love you muchly.

Jessica
Daughter

October 22, 2016

I love you Kevin.

Wife

August 6, 2016

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