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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

Thank you for your service and sacrfice.

Anonymous

September 18, 2008

Sir, we passed your memorial on the road today and I noticed your name. When I had the chance I Googled your name in order to read about your life and heroic death. You have my respect and thanks for doing what you did. To your family, I offer my sincere condolences. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel.

Wishing you healing and peace,
Debbi

dispatcher676
Bucks County, PA 911 operator/police dispatcher

September 17, 2008

My thoughts are with you and your children. Knowing what you are going through. It is not something I would wish on my worst enemy. When life gets you down, know that our Heavenly Father is there and ready to listen and I'm only a phone call away.

Cindy Draper
Wife of a Utah Fallen Officer

September 7, 2008

Hi Daddy.
A lot has been going on lately. I miss you now more than ever. Almost 2 weeks ago I started Junior High. 8th. The last time I saw you I was in Middle school. 6th. It seems like forever. Tomorrow's going to be another really hard day. Kaylee, Ashlee, and Me are going to place your name in cement for the UT memorial. I wish you were here so we wouldn't have to do it. I wish our lives would have stayed the same as they were before you died. You were with us physically. Well I need to go. Love You Daddy. Love Jessica

Anonymous

September 4, 2008

Always in our thoughts.
Miss YOU!

Anonymous

August 22, 2008

I need you SO bad. I really don't know how to make it without you. Nobody knows the sadness in my heart. Nobody knows the tears that I shed for you. I miss you so much Kevin. WHY is it this way? Dang it, I don't want it this way. I want to go back to the morning of the 21st of November of 2006 and stop time. Our life was so perfect then. We were so happy as a family. I miss you so much. I love you so much that it hurts to not have you here to hold and talk to and be able to see you.
Love you, Holley

Anonymous

August 21, 2008

Daddy Happy Anniversary. Love Ya Miss Ya.


Jessica

Daughter

August 13, 2008

dad i love and miss you so much

tyler orr
son

August 13, 2008

Happy Anniversary my Dear Kevin!! Today is our 15th wedding anniversary. I wish so much that you were here. I miss you more than words can say. I love you with all my heart. But I know that you already know that as I know how much you love me too.

Holley Orr
Wife

August 12, 2008

I am just missing my brother, I really appreciate the opportunity that I had to be close to you. I miss our talks and your good cooking. I cant eat alfredo without thinking of you and that wonderful meal you made for the family. My heart hurts. I know where you are and I am greatful for the comfort I recieve when I think of you. Every time I think of your sweet family I want so bad for you to be able to talk to them for just a moment. I hope your presense will always be with them.
i miss you.

Lisa
sister

July 3, 2008

Always in my thoughts!

June 27, 2008

My Dearest Kevin,
Happy Father's Day. I never in my life thought that I would be typing to you for Father's Day. I thought that you would always be here. We were suppose to grow old together. We had so many dreams and plans. I feel so cheated out sometimes. But what hurts even more is to see that the kids have to live without you here physically. Tyler did not go on his scout day camp yesterday because it was for you too. Today I kept them home from church. I did not want them to go to there classes and feel bad as most of the time things are made for dad's on Father's Day.
The heartache that I feel in losing you Kevin, is almost more than I can bear. When people say that it gets easier with time, I think, you have not loved and lost the way I have or you would not say that. I miss you more today than yesterday because it is another day that I have had to live without you. I can't think past today or I am so overwhelmed.
I do want you to know how thank-ful I am that you blessed me with 4 beautiful children. They are so much of you. The things that they will say or do are constantly a reminder of you. I love you so much. I have faith that we will be together again for all eternity. I love you my sweet angel Kevin.
Love, Holley

June 15, 2008

Dad.
Happy Father's Day. Love You. Miss you. I wish you could be here. About to weeks ago was the weigh in for the fair. Mom and I were over getting stuff for vacation and I told her I could just you about four years ago green shirt, old jeans, old hat, sun glasses, poopy shoes, poopy rag in one back pocket and a poopy brush in the other. We started laughing and crying. We could both could see you. And then The beach house/vacation. It was hard to go to the same one without you there. It just wasn't the same. Then girls camp. It was good to know that everyone still remembers you. Going, it made me realize that you changed soooo many lives, through work, Church and lots of other places. Well Happy Fathers Day. Today We stayed home and watched home videos. It was good to here your voice. Right now we are watching Christmas after Kaylee was born. The mantle looks really good and the tree. Its to bad we didn't record the lights you put up outside. Well I love. Thanks for watching over us. Love you.



Jessica

Daughter

June 15, 2008

Daddy,
I miss you. I want to see you.
I love you so so so much.
Love, Ashlee

June 15, 2008

Uncle Kevin,
I have finally been to Lapoint to see Holley and the kids. I have finally been to your resting spot and the memorial close to where you died. It helped as far as getting a little bit of closure considering where I was when it happened. I felt so estranged and isolated from reality. I couldn't believe it and wouldn't accept it. By the time I got the news of what happened, you were already buried in the earth. The funeral and memorial services had commenced and terminated. I couldn't stand thinking about it. I saw some pictures and talked to family, but I still didn't feel like I could ever believe it or rather accept it. You led an incredible life. Many people only dream of accomplishing so much, but don't do it because they're too busy with unimportant matters. You accepted the Lord's will and lived accordingly. You weren't too busy with your own life. You lived for serving others. You died for serving others. Again, many of us only dream of that. I thank you for your example. I hope to break down the walls of slothfulness, shame, and pride that keep me from being great like you and others who have passed on, leaving a legacy of faith and righteous living. You emulated only the Best. Even Jesus Christ. You followed good example and gave it right back. I hope to feel your presence or hear your voice some day. If not in this life, I look forward to seeing you in the next. Goodbye beloved uncle. I love you. I miss you.

S. E. L.


Nephew

June 1, 2008

love you and miss you so much i cant hardly stand it.

me
friend

May 25, 2008

I miss you so much.

May 12, 2008

Well my love,
Today we celebrated Ashlee's 4th birthday. It is not until monday but we had her party today. She was 2 1/2 when you were taken away from us. She has such a special love and relationship with you. That is one thing that I worried about when you passed was if she would be able to remember you. But she kisses your picture everyday and talks about you and says how much she loves you. I know now, a year and a half later that she will always remember you and it is not a concern for me any longer. You two made such a bond in 2 1/2 years that a lot of people don't make in a whole lifetime. She constantly has to eat popcorn and watch a movie because that is what the two of you did together. It don't matter if it is 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 p.m., if she wants to eat popcorn and watch a movie, she does it because it is a memory she has with you. She still loves to play cat and mouse because that was her favorite game to play with her daddy.
Well, back to her party. As soon as it was over she went outside and let all of her balloons up into the air and said, "I love you so so so much daddy." I know that she is constantly thinking of you like I always am.
Tonight I went into her room to see what she was doing. She had the heliem tank and was trying to fill a balloon. I said what are you doing Ashlee? She said, " I want to send daddy another balloon because I love him so so so much." So of course she did.
Then after her prayers tonight, she was kissing your picture and hugging it and loving you so much. It broke me and Jessica down. She has so much love to give you. I wish you were here physically to get all the love that she has for you.
We miss you so much that it hurts.
Please watch over the kids. They need you here for a million reasons. They miss you dearly.
Always and forever in our hearts, thoughts and lives. We look forward to the day when we are all together again, until then, we will do the best we can.
Love Always, Holley

May 3, 2008

I miss you so much! Words can not begin to describe what death does to the family left behind. I am so appreciative of the gospel and the knowlege of life eternal. I know you are always close at hand. I know we will meet again soon but for the mean time I miss you. I want to reach out and touch not just think. The way you lived your life should be an example for all of us to follow. May we have have of what you did. I am so amazed at your sweet little family. Holly is so incredible and your kids can not be compared with. I can just see you up there with your new and old aquaintnances saying "oh guess what (Jessica) (Tyler)(Kalee)or (Ashlee)did today, and then go on to tell some wonderful thing they said or did. If there were some way to get the last email that you sent to me so that I could share it with them could you please help me. Your loving and heart broken sister who is so greatful to have had you in my life. I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Howe
sister

May 3, 2008

Mr Orr,

My name is Amanda and I am Jessica's friend. I just wanted to tell you that you are so lucky to have such an amazing daughter. I wish I didn't meet her though COPS because for such a great organization, it has a terrible cause.

Amanda Walker
Jessica"s 0rr's friend

April 17, 2008

As I was driving to Vernal the other day I saw your memorial on the banks of the Green river. Seeing it caused me to stop and visit. I reflected on the news accounts I heard of the accident. To your loving family, remember families are eternal, not just for this world. We have been told "For behold this is work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." May you find peace in your lives. Always remember your husband and father died a hero and doing what he loved.

Deputy
Moffat County, CO.

April 9, 2008

dad i love you so much and miss you so much



with so much love, tyler

tyler
only son

April 7, 2008

Kevin,
I was going to leave a reflection on our birthday, but It was a hard day for me. I wish that I could explain that better but I can't. Love ya. Your Twin Damon

Damon orr
Twin Brother

April 2, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Miss you!!!!!

March 25, 2008

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