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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

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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
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

Happy Easter!
I love you so so so so much.
Love, Ashlee

March 23, 2008

Happy Easter Kevin.
This Easter has such a different meaning in my life than past Easters. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ that through his suffering in Gethsemane and during his crucifixion he brought about the means by which we may be raised not only to immortality but also to eternal life.
Kevin I know that you are there for us. We feel your presence often. I love you with all my heart. Continue to watch over and help us when you can.
Love Always and Forever, Holley

Holley Orr

March 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy.

Kaylee Orr

March 18, 2008

Thirty-six years ago today was one of the great days of my life. Two of the sweetest little guys who ever lived were sent to us by a loving Heavenly Father. What a great honor and privilege for us to be your parents. No one ever had two better sons. It's so hard to understand how someone who lived such a good life and is needed so badly here could be taken. I am so thankful for the Spirit bearing witness to me on several occations of your presence. I ran across a poem today that I'd like to send your way. It's entitled The Broken Chain. We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Happy Birthday Kev. Love, Mom

claudia orr

March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!
I just visited your grave and, as always, it looks beautiful. Holley and the kids take such good care of it. I was thinking of you today and I just got unbearably sad. Today I could be harrassing you about being older than me. I always loved your birthday for that reason. Kevin, I miss you so much. We buried my grandpa a week ago and it feels like I have now lost the two people who always had the most faith in me. I guess I should look at it from a different perspective cuz now the two of you can watch over me much better. I know that you do and that you will continue to do so. My heart aches for your family and the life you gave for what you believed in. You were and are such a beautiful person. You had all the qualities that every person should have. Integrity, compassion, forgiveness, kindness. You were fair, wise, handsome, loving, and caring. I could go on for the rest of my days listing all the wonderful things about you. Ill never forget you and all the wonderful things that you did for me and everybody that you knew. I love you and I miss you more than I could ever say.


March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Kevin.
We will send balloons with messages to you. I hope that you get them.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.
I love you with all my heart.


March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday. I love you so much. Keep watching over us.



March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

kaylee orr

March 17, 2008


Daddy went to to Heaven,
but I need him here today,
My tummy hurts and I fell down,
I need him right away.
Operator can you tell me
how to find him in this book?

Is Heaven in the yellow part,
I don't know where to look.
I think my mommy needs him too,
at night I hear her cry.
I hear her call his name sometimes,
but I really don't know why.

Maybe if I call him,
he will hurry home to me.
Is Heaven very far away,
is it across the sea?
He's been gone a long, long time
he needs to come home now!
I reall need to reach him,
but I simply don't know how.
Help me find the number please,
is it listed under "Heaven"?
I can't read these big, big words,
I am only seven.
I'm sorry opoerator,
I didn't mean to make you cry,
Is your tummy hurting too,
or is there something in your eye?

If I say my prayers God will know.
Daddy said when we need help,
that's where we should go.
I'll kneel down each and ever night
And try hard not to cry.
Thank you operator,
I'll give god a try.

I wish Heaven was in the yellow pages so we could talk to you when ever we wanted. I love you.


February 27, 2008

I miss you so much! Life is hard without you here. I miss talking to you, holding you and just being with you. I miss everything about you. Your smile, your voice, your love, your help, your support, your kindness and your love for life, the kids and me. I love you with all my heart and miss you just as much. Your Loving Wife

February 8, 2008

Detective Orr, I just wanted to thank you for your service to the people of Utah and America, and to let you and your family know that we will never forget you and we will remember your family in our prayers.
Thank you Holley for leaving a reflection on my sons page, this year really has been a hard time, some days are just harder than others, as you well know. I know Kevin and Clint are having a grand time in Heaven. I have blue candles that burn 24/7 for all L.E.O's we will never forget.

Connie Barker F.W.B. Fl.
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville Al. E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 17, 2008

love you

January 15, 2008

You Made The Best food daddy!


January 1, 2008

My Dear Kevin,
Merry Christmas!
Thank-you for the penny this morning to let me know that you would be with us.
I love you always and forever.
Love Always, Holley


December 25, 2007

I love you dearly
I'll shed a few tears
Although I know you spending Christmas
With Jesus again this Year.

Love Ya Lots, and Miss Ya Lots.
And Merry Christmas.
Tell Jesus Happy Birthday from me.


December 25, 2007

I wish You A Merry Christmas.
I love You.


December 23, 2007

My Love,
Jessica is a teenager today. It has been such a hard day for me. I remember back 13 years ago. The surprise she gave us as she came into this world. I was so convinced that we were having a little boy. I remember how happy you were. You were so crazy for your little girl.
It seems like you should have been here to decorate her cake and celebrate with us tonight. Please continue to watch over us. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH! AND love you always!
I love you!!!!!!
Oh, and please continue to stay in Ashlee's dreams.

Holley Orr
Kevin's Wife

December 13, 2007

I liked sleeping with you. I miss you.

Kaylee Orr

December 12, 2007

My Dear Kevin,
I love you with all my heart.
I miss you so much. It is hard to accept that life keeps going on for everyone when I feel like I am dying inside.
I love you so much. But I know that you already know that. As I know how much you love me. You showed me each day and still continue too.
Love Always, Your Wife

Holley Orr

December 5, 2007

rest in peace hero


November 29, 2007

Dear Jessica, thank you for the reflection you left on my husband's page. Just wanted to let you know that you as my children had a wonderful daddy, who not only loved you and your siblings but also their community and gave their lives for it and by the way you share you name with my daughter. Please tell your mommy if there is anything I can do for her to call on me at anytime.

God Bless you, your mom and your siblings.

Love, your friend terry

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

November 26, 2007

Kevin, Holley, Jessica, Tyler, Kayle, and Ashlee,

It has now been a year since the accident that took you, Kevin, from your beloved, eternal companion Holley and your children. I return to this memorial page often to read and reread what others have scribed. Kevin, Even as an older brother to you, I admired and looked up to you. As I have stated to others, you were a wonderful example to follow. We pray for Holley and your children daily, that they might find comfort, peace, and understanding for their pain and sorrow. We all miss you dearly; yet also at the same time know beyond any doubt that you are in a better place serving the Lord. Having great faith in the Plan of Salvation, given to us from a loving Father in Heaven makes the pain less, realizing that here in mortality it is only a short time until you and your family are reunited. I remember the pain of being hit in the back from a paintball fired from your gun as you playfully had me square in your sights and showed no mercy, later I was overjoyed, when, during the next round I was able to repay the deed with interest. We have had many wonderful family get-togethers. And I look forward to an eternity of them. We all miss you very much. Holley I hope you know that help for you and the kids is only a phone call away from any of us. We love you, and am grateful that even as good as Kevin is, that he married above himself and brought you into our family and made it much better.
Love Larry, (an older brother)

November 22, 2007

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