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Deputy Sheriff Kory Elwyn Dahlvig

Vilas County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, April 25, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kory Elwyn Dahlvig

Rest easy in heaven on this your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 25, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Dahlvig,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Vilas County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 25, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Dahlvig.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 25, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated service Deputy Sheriff Dahlvig. I have met your caring, kind parents and sister who still miss you so much. Through them your memory lives on.

C.O.P.S. G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

March 15, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Four years have passed and your memory still touches those who knew you. As my law enforcement academy starts in less than a week, your memory will be with me.


May 23, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 27, 2012

Kory and his wife played a big part of my life. He and his wife were the foster parents to my daughter before she was given up for adoption. Growing up in Vilas county I also met Kory a few time too. I'll never forget you brother. Both you and your wife changed my life.

Jordon Myers - Support member
Pine Lake Fire Rescue

January 24, 2012

To Deputy Kory Elwyn Dahlvig, his family and his fellow officers with the Vilas County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Dahlvig’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Dahlvig and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 25, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Dahlvig,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Vilas County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 21, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Dahlvig. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Kory, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Kory's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Kory's life was about so much more than the way he died. Kory will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Dahlvig, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 11, 2010 I was new officer you were always there to help me out. Thank you so much. I'll miss you brother!

police officer
Minocqua Police Department

September 17, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

To the family and friends of Deputy Kory Dahlvig and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Kory tragically died.

To the Dahlvig family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Kory gave to his community and the citizens of Wisconsin, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 25, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry lasater

May 25, 2010

Deputy Dahlvig,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

May 21, 2010

Dear friends and family of Deputy Dahlvig,

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Deputy Dahlvig.

The circumstances surrounding his loss are truly devastating.

May he continue his watch in a better place.


Session 48
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

Session 48
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

May 18, 2010

On behalf of the entire Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Vilas County Sheriff's Department, family and friends of Deputy Dahlvig. Our hearts are with you as you honor and mourn one of our nation's heroes. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

May 12, 2010

May god be with you and watch over your family. Thank you for your service.

Officer Jacob Jones-DeWall
Winneconne, WI

May 6, 2010

R.I.P., Deputy Dahlvig. Thank you for your service.

To the Dahlvig family, I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and you have my most sincere condolences.

Katie H.
Wife of a Dane County Deputy Sheriff

May 5, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like I extend our sincere sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Dahlvig. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

May 5, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Dahlvig,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences for your loss from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Deputy Dahlvig, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil in order to ensure a better world.

When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but must carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

Deputy Dahlvig, all is Code-4. Rest in Peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas Station
United States Border Patrol

May 3, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 3, 2010

May God be with you and your family. Thank you for the years of service to our communities. With Duty There Is Honor!!

Dep Mike Stalker
Rock Co Sheriff's Office, Janesville WI

May 3, 2010

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