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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


About 11 years ago, Detective Kevin Orr was hired on with the Uintah County Sheriff's Office. He would call me all the time and tell of all the things going on with the job. Telling me that I needed to come out and go on a ride along with him. He told me if I did I to would want to get into law enforcement. He was right. Although it took me about 8 more years of all the stories and meeting his co-worker. To see the love he had for each of them. I new that I needed to be part of this BAND OF BROTHERS. I got hired of with the Uintah County Sheriff's Office, in July of 2003. I was only in Vernal for a short time before I got a job with the San Juan Co. Sheriff's Office. It is so good to be apart of this BAND OF BROTHERS, that all of law enforcement has. Most of all it was good to be Detective Kevin Orrs (twin brother) I will miss the 2 or 3 times a week that we talked on the phone. I don't how I will go on with out you, but I guess I will half to. Kevin I love you and miss you. You are my HERO.


Deputy Damon Shumway Orr
San Juan County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2006

To anyone who knew Kevin, they know the type of person he was - passionate to the job, his wife, children and friends. He was a strong influence in our Department as well as the community and a wonderful human being. His smile was contagious as was his zest for life. He is strongly missed, by all of his breathern as well as his family. No doubt he was welcomed to heaven without any hesitation by "The Powers to be". He knows his family will be taken care of by his co-workers. May he rest in peace.

Lt. John Laursen
Uintah Co. Sheriff's Department

December 10, 2006

Rest In Peace.

D. Paul

December 9, 2006

I really never thought that day when you said good-bye that it would be your last good bye. I still think that you are on vacation or something and that when you walk in the door I will say, "how is your day" and you will reply, "Peachy"! Thanks for your friendship, I will never forget all of the talks that we had, and ESPECIALLY your magic.
Thanks for trying to instill in myself that there is life out there, cause maybe you were right, as I think of you many times throughout each and every day, I actually feel a sense of calming and peacefulness and I think that maybe it is you.
I miss you every day and I really wish that you would come back, and I will never understand and probably always question, Why? I do understand though, that we all live to die, and it is not my place in this world to question WHY!

Jennifer Logan
Uintah County S.O.-Patrol Secretary

December 7, 2006

Rest in peace, Aloha brother.


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. Each scene, he noticed, began with two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that at times along the path of his life, the pattern altered, so that there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really troubled him and he questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I’ve noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

MPOII Michael Fujioka
Honolulu Police department

December 6, 2006

Having been a former law enforcement officer (Deputy Sheriff for San Juan Co., and having been born and raised in Utah, I feel a deep loss upon hearing of Kevin's death.

May the family and the department find comfort in knowing that Kevin will never be forgotten and we appreciate all he did for the citizens of Utah.

Rest in peace, Kevin.

Sgt. Jeffrey E. Hunt
Kern Co. Sheriff's Department, CA.

December 5, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Detective Kevin Orr,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. As the holidays draw nearer remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Detective Orr is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

December 4, 2006

The last thoughts I have are of you, your son, Me and Wyatt on the fishing trip we took as family this summer. I am still in shock that this has happened as I look at our pictures I can still hear each of us laugh as everyone took turns vomiting off the boat from sea sickness. Betting which of the 2 of us were next to be running to the back section of the boat..

That was a good day! I will truly miss you and the person you are. Traveling together to work before you became an officer helped inspire me to serve others in California for two years. Thanks for you example, friendship and brotherhood! You are missed but never forgotten.. See you on the other side..

Jonathan Searle
Family Through Marriage (Cousin)

December 4, 2006

Detective Orr,

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Uintah County, Utah. May GOD bless you, your family and the Uintah County, Utah Sheriff's Office in this most difficult time of sadness. You are a true American hero and will never be forgotten for the sacrifice you made my BROTHER........

"The thin blue line keeps getting thinner"..........

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly (Va.) Police Department

December 3, 2006

I pray for strength and peace for your family and friends. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming. "Rest high on the mountain" brother!

D/Sgt. Vence Woods
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality-Office of Criminal Invest.

December 1, 2006

I went to the same highschool as Kevin and his twin brother Damon. Kevin was a friend to all, and will be missed dearly. I have been in law enforcement for 10 years now, and you never think you will have to face the fact of a friend or fellow officer paying the ultimate sacrifice, but they do, and I guess that's what separates us from other people. I am proud to have known Kevin, and I hope to help his legacy live on. I work with his brother Damon and his talks about his brothers courage daily. I know we will all miss him dearly and his family even more. I pray for his wife and kids and family and hope they will find comfort in the fact that we will not forget them, and we will all live our lives better because of Kevin. Thank you, Rob Wilcox.


November 30, 2006

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

God bless you and your family my hearts and prayers are with you

proud daughter of a Kern County sheriffs dept.

November 29, 2006

Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman... - Sir Richard Steele

Detective Orr -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Detective Orr -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

November 29, 2006

Detective - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue & protect them..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

November 28, 2006

GOD Bless you and your family.

Officer Paladino
Colorado Springs PD

November 28, 2006

Kevin - it's hard to leave a reflection that would do justice to a wonderful person. You certainly impacted all of our lives and we have felt the void that you have left here in our department

You always made it very well known that the most important thing in your life was your wife and children. You were a dedicated father, husband, and friend and I will always remember that. Please watch over all of us in the department as we continue with this job we all love and have dedicated our lives to.

God be with you till we meet again.

Deputy Dustin Cheshire
Uintah County Sheriff's Office

November 28, 2006

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

November 27, 2006

Rest in peace, Kevin.

Ofc. Andy Arena
Delray Beach (FL) Police Department

November 27, 2006

We pause to mourn the death of Detective Orr and honor his memory. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies, go out to his family and his department.

May God comfort each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery, AL - Police Department

November 27, 2006

While we mourn the tragic passing of our brother in uniform, we are reminded that each act of courage- large or small-is not what makes us Heroes, but makes us all Americans.

With every passing of a Fallen Officer we grow ever stronger with our dedication to serve. Thank you Deputy Orr for your example of our fiber. For we don't know how to say goodbye, we will see you in another day. As we look at the stars at night, we see the reflection of your badge.

May God be with you and your family.

Agent Hooley
Roosevelt, Utah.

AP&P Agent Hooley
Utah Department of Corrections

November 27, 2006

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Thank you for your unselfish service to others. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Wyoming Citizen

November 27, 2006

May you rest in peace, God bless you, your department, your family, fellow fallen officers and those still patrolling the streets.

Virginia State Trooper
VA State Police

November 27, 2006

Detective Orr, I pray that the missing woman is/was found safe. I pray this not just for her sake and the sake of her family, but also so that you can take comfort in knowing your efforts helped pay off and can rest peacefully. You’ve earned it.

God Bless, Brother.

To the civilian pilot, I hope you recover fully and soon, I’m sure Detective Orr will be keeping an eye on you as well.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 27, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Detective Kevin Orr, and the Uintah County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Detective Orr, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

November 27, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this terrible time.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 27, 2006

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