Community to Remember Fallen Officer Kevin Orr

On November 22nd, 2006, a Detective for the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office lost his life while on a Search and Rescue mission. 34-year-old Detective Kevin Orr was coordinating the search for a missing woman from a helicopter when the aircraft struck a power cable near the town of Jensen. Tragically, the helicopter was plunged into the Green River and Detective Orr was fatally wounded. As the ten year mark of that devastating day approaches, those who knew Detective Orr best are remembering the husband, father and friend that he was in life and are inviting all who knew him and those who did not to join them in a memorial celebration of his life on November 19th at the Western Park at 5:00pm. “It was his duty to serve. It is our duty to remember.”


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.