Fallen Officer Detective Kevin Orr Remembered 15 Years Later
By Kristin Forbis, Nov 22, 2021
It’s time to remember a Uintah Basin fallen officer. 15 years ago on November 21st, Uintah County Detective Cpl. Kevin Orr was in a helicopter accident while assisting with a search for a missing woman. Utahsfallen.org shares that as Detective Orr was coordinating the search from the air, the helicopter struck a power cable near the town of Jensen and plunged into the Green River. Detective Orr died of his injuries after being airlifted to LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. The civilian pilot was critically injured but recovered. The next day, November 22nd, 2006, Orr passed away as a result of his injuries, leaving behind a wife and young family. Detective Kevin Orr’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.