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

Daddy,
It's hard to think that you have not been with us for a whole year. It seems like a million. The other night I saw a really pretty purple and orange sunset. I know without a second thought that you are in the most beautiful place.

We got your Christmas lights. I turned them on last night.
Ashlee turned them off. She is getting so big and cute. But she will always be your little Tiny. I better go or we will have a river in the house.
I Love you so much.
I miss ya muchly.
Jessica

Jessica
Daughter

November 22, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today, this first anniversary of your EOW and also it falling on Thanksgiving Day. I know this day will be a very trying day for all of them, but they will remember you and honor you today and every day. Keep watch over all of them and protect them as they walk lifes path. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you will never be forgotten.

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

November 22, 2007

We pause on this Thanksgiving Day and remember your family and friends who will be grieving on this first anniversary of your death.
They are in our prayers and thoughts.
Rest in peace Detective you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

November 22, 2007

My dear sweet Kevin, I don't know any words that can describe the sorrow I've felt every day for this past year. Every time I wake up during the night the first thing I think of is you. Also when I wake up in the morning. Jolynn drops in to visit a few minutes nearly every day. We invaribly end up talking about you and shedding a few tears. Sometimes I have a hard time praying but when I do I keep asking for the strength to get through this. I always ask for Holley and the kids to be especially blessed because I know that as devastated as I am it has to be even harder for them. We bought a tree to plant on the front lawn in your memory. We plan to plant it tomorrow. When spring comes again I'll plant some flowers around it. I wish we lived closer to Holley and your sweet children. You always thought they were the cutest and smartest kids on earth. Your description of them to me in our many conversations over the phone was right on. And how I miss those conversations. I'll never forget how you "happened" to find Holley and how excited you were to know you had found the love of your life. You fit right in with her family and was loved and accepted by them. You talked a lot about how you enjoyed doing work projects with Glen and the fun camping trips you had with him. I'm glad you had those fun times. You had so much fun doing magic acts with Tyler. I'm so gald you were able to be here two summers ago and show us the stuff you two had learned. It was fun. I cry so hard every time I get onto this page that I haven't done it very much lately. I guess it's okay to cry though. I love you more than life itself. If I could I would gladly trade places with you so you could be here for your little family who you love so much. Goodnight for now my sweet angel. Love Mom

claudia orr
mom

November 21, 2007

I was awake early this morning thinking about Kevin as I so often do. I still can't believe it has been a year today since his accident. I relive that day in my mind constantly. I'll never forget the two police officers showing up at my door to get me to go with them over to Holley's. Malinda (Holley's sister) ran with them over to Holley's. I hurried and called Glen (Holley's Dad) at work and told him to get to the hospital to be there when Holley arrived. Malinda brought our two precious little granddaughters (Kaylee and Ashlee) back for us to watch. A few hours later Holley and Glen were headed to Salt Lake just as Tyler was getting home from school. Malinda ran to Vernal and picked Jessica up from dance. I remember how devastated Tyler and Jessica were. We all prayed many, many prayers that afternoon and night. But we knew Kevin was in God's hands and his will would be done.
Kevin, you would be so proud of Holley, as we are as her parents. She is keeping your memory alive, in the lives of your children. I get a tear in my eye everytime little Ashlee or Kaylee find their Angel Pennies from you. I love you and miss you so very much.
Love, Dixie

Dixie
Mother-in-law

November 21, 2007

Today my husband, daughter, grandson and I went to LaPoint cemetery to visit our grandson's paternal grandma's grave. She died before he was born and he wanted to see where she is laid to rest. His father is not involved much in his life, but he still wishes that he could have known his other grandma, so we went for a long drive from Kaysville to LaPoint. What a beautiful area and a peaceful cemetery. Grandma Vandenberg-Bullock is right next to Det. Orr's grave. Your rememberances to your father/husband touched me very much. Mrs. Orr it looks like you are doing many things to help you and your children deal with your loss. I thought that the things that are left at his resting place are such a loving tribute. I hope I am not intruding on your life, but I wanted to tell you that my prayers are with you and your children and to thank Det. Orr for his service and all. What a blessing that we have of knowing of God's plan and to have the blessing of the sealing power. Families can and will be together forever. God Bless all of you and may you have peace and comfort this week. sincerely, Kathleen Carrington

Kathleen Carrington
someone who cares

November 19, 2007

daddy
I miss you.
I love you.
I love you more than anyone.
KAYLEE

kaylee

November 17, 2007

Daddy,
me love you.
love, Ashlee

Ashlee
daughter

November 17, 2007

daddy
i love you.
kaylee

Kaylee
daughter

November 16, 2007

Kevin,
I cant believe it has been a year since you left us. I miss you so very much. I visit your grave often and Holley and the kids keep it looking so nice with new pictures every time I go. I know the pain I feel over your passing every time I pick up the phone to give you the latest news of my life. I cant imagine how Holley stays so strong. She is such an inspiration to me. You were a wonderful friend to me and you made my life better in so many ways. You will never know just how much you helped me and what your friendship meant to me. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I miss you so very much.

Jo
Friend

November 11, 2007

DADDY I MISS YOU MUCHLY

Daughter

October 29, 2007

Kevin:
As days go by, I look on my wall and see your face. I can only think of the times you had all of us laughing and how I miss those times. Be assured that you and your loved ones are in my thoughs always!

Holly and Kids,
You are all in my prayers and thoughts daily. I enjoy talking to you Holly and miss Kevin very much also. As the time passes, I am hoping that your pain will deminish and be replaced with joy for the time you had with him.
May you find peace within and remain the rock for the kids that they need.

John

Lt. John Laursen
Uintah Co. SO

October 25, 2007

To Jessica...
I see your sweet messages to others who have lost their parents or family messages..I have a feeling your father is VERY proud of you....

Charlotte Olson

October 6, 2007

It has been almost a year and still not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I never realized the impact you had on me or the department until you were gone. The void is still felt and talked about by many, but we remind ourselves about the memories we had with you. I see your family as I pass by throughout the days, but to hesitant to stop and say hi. I feel that to this day I still don't know how to tell Holly and the kids I think about your family every day. It still hurts to remember the day you left all of us.

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and keep watching over all of us.

Dustin Cheshire
Friend

October 5, 2007

I Miss You so much!

September 27, 2007

kevin, life has not been as good since you left us. i never really knew how completly devistating the death of a sibling could be. we were a lucky family, that we were all close and cared so much about each other, if only we had known the last time we saw you it would be the last i would have hugged you goodby harder and longer. it is still so hard, and i cant even say holleys name without tearring up. it just breaks my heart when i think about her and the kids this has been so utterley devistating to them, mom is so heart broken, its all she can do to get through the day. we all miss you so much .see you in the blink of an eye.

julie lucero
sister

September 26, 2007

Detective Orr:

It's been almost a year since you've been gone, and not a day goes by that this world doesn't miss you. I know it, because you have a family and loved ones who can't survive a day without feeling the pain of your absence, just as the same goes for my family and me for my father. You are forever loved and missed, Detective.

To Detective Orr's family, specifically his children:
if there is anything any of you ever need, please know there are so many of us who are willing to help- even if it's just an ear to listen, or the comfort of knowing someone else understands how you feel. I'm 17 and it's been three years and two months since my father's been gone, and I of course still miss him. Please don't ever hesitate to contact me, I am always here.

Lori
Daughter of Richard Brooks

September 24, 2007

I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. My heart goes out to Kevins Wife and Children.I am grateful to know that it will be a temporary parting only and that one day this sweet family will be reunited for eternity.Having just read comments from his children and wife I dont think I can write anything else. My heart is broken yet thankful for the truth of the gospel story.Kevin was and is a great missionary.

Matthew Gore
Fellow Missionary ELM 1989 -91

September 17, 2007

You were the featured officer when I entered the ODMP site today, which I come to every day. I want to say that you are a true hero and will never be forgotten by those that love you and they in turn will tell others about you as the next generation arrives. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

September 13, 2007

hi I love you dad i know i could just say i love you and you would here me but i just wanted to type it

tyler
son

September 7, 2007

Hey Uncle Kevin. How are you? I'm fine. I was just thinking about you and wanted to leave a reflection. I wanted to tell you some good news. Even though you probably already know this, I am getting married on November 10 at 10:30 A.M. in the Manti Temple. I expect you to be there. I miss you so much. I wanted to see you so bad at my homecoming. It tears me apart when I think that you had to go and we all have to miss you so bad. But seriously, you are so invited to the ceremony. I'm far from perfect, but I thank you for the way you lived you earthly life. Make sure that I know you're at my wedding. I love you. I miss your stories and great faith. I miss your exemple and humor. I don't know what the reunions will be like without you there. Just not the same. But then again, you will be there. We just wont get to see you or hug you like we would like to. Keep smiling and doing what you do best. I will see you later.

Skyeler Lucero
Nephew

August 27, 2007

A HERO MAY BE GONE.
BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN.


YOU ARE, MY HERO.

August 16, 2007

My Dearest Kevin,
Happy Anniversary!
Oh, how I miss you!
I love you so much.
Thank-you for choosing me as your eternal companion.
Love, Holley

Holley Orr
wife

August 12, 2007

Kevin,


HERE IS A POEM THAT SARA PATTERSON WROTE FOR US A FEW DAYS AFTER YOU DIED.

TWO BROTHER (TWINS)

LONG BEFORE OUR MORTAL BIRTH,
IN HEAVEN WE DID LIVE.
GOD CAME TO YOU AND ASK YOU SON
"WOULD YOU BE A TWIN?"

TWO FRIENDS WERE JOINED TOGETHER
FOR BROTHERS WE WOULD BE.
HAND IN HAND ROAMED HEAVENS GROUND
UNTIL IT WAS TIME THEY CAME TO BE.

SO HERE ON EARTH OUR LIVES BEGAN
RIGHT BY EACH OTHERS SIDE.
INNER TWINNED OUR LIVES WOULD BE
UNTIL THE DAY I DIED.

SO MANY THOUGHT AND MEMORIES
WILL FLOOD YOUR MIND EACH DAY
WITH HEAVY HEART YOU MUST GO ON
AND LIVE FOR BOTH OF US EACH DAY.

BE HAPPY IN YOUR LIFE MY BROTHER
LIVE IT FULLY EVERY DAY.
WITH YOU MY MEMORY CARRIES ON
AND IN YOUR HEART I'LL STAY.

WE DON'T ALWAYS KNOW OUR FATHERS PLAN
OR WHAT PART WE'LL HAVE TO PLAY.
BUTMY TIME HAS COME TO LEAVE YOU NOW
AND IN WILLING I'LL OBEY.

REMEMBER THAT I LOVE YOU,
BUT MOURN FOR ME NO MORE.
THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE HERE IN HEAVEN
AND FOR THIS I WAS CALLED HOME FOR.

THE TIME WILL COME WE'LL MEET AGAIN
AT HEAVENS PEARLY GATES,
I WILL CALL OUT FOR YOU MY BROTHER
BUT TILL THEN THIS IS HEAVENS FATE.

BY SARA PATTERSON

NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T MISS YA. I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT. LOVE YOU BROTHER

DAMON

Damon Orr
Twin Brother

August 7, 2007

"I came by today to see you, Though I had to let you know.
If I knew the last time that I held you was the last time I'd of held you, I'd NEVER let go.
Though its kept me awake nights wondering, lying in the dark just asking WHY?
I've always been told, you won't be called home, until it's your time.
I guess Heaven was needing a Hero, somebody just like you. Brave enough to stand up for what you believe and follow it through.
When I try to make it make sense in my mind, the only conclusion I come to,
Is Heaven was needing a Hero like you.
I remember the last time I saw you, how you held your head up proud. I laughed inside when I saw how you were standing out in the crowd.
Your such a part of who I am. Now that part will just be void.
No matter how much I NEED you NOW, Heaven needed you more.
Cause Heaven was needing a Hero, somebody just like you.
Brave enough to stand up for what you believe and follow it through.
When I try to make it make sense in my mind. The only conclusion I come to,
Is Heaven was needing a Hero, like you.
Yes, Heaven was needing a Hero, THAT'S YOU KEVIN!!"

This song is so perfect for you.
I love you with all my heart. You are my Hero, Best Friend, Husband and Eternal Companion.

Holley
wife

July 15, 2007

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