Detective Kevin Orr’s Call Number to be Retired

An upcoming memorial service to honor a local Sheriff’s detective who lost his life nearly 10 years ago, will include a ceremony to retire his call number. Uintah County Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Orr was organizing a search and rescue effort from the sky on November 22nd, 2006, when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into the Green River and his life was lost. With the 10 year mark approaching, Orr’s family has planned a memorial service for Saturday, November 19th, where a special moment will be set aside to retire Detective Orr’s call number. Orr’s daughter Jessica Anderson says the moment is important to their family. “Often when a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the final call is given for that officer during their funeral service,” shares Anderson. “It marks the end of their watch and sends the message that ‘we’ve got it from here.’ We’ve wanted to see it done as a courtesy and respect for my dad.” Sheriff Vance Norton has agreed and Orr’s final call as “Cierra-7” will be given as part of Saturday’s memorial service. “There are ways that people can do small things that help remember my dad,” says Jessica, “and this is one of them that is especially meaningful to us.” All are invited to the memorial service for Detective Kevin Orr on November 19th at the Western Park at 5pm.

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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.