My son's tribute to the fallen young Sheriff

Memorial to Kurt Wyman

My son and I were watching the Today Show yesterday morning when
it was interrepted by a news story telling of the shooting of a young Sheriff in the Utica area, a schocking story. My son is 21 years old and has Down syndrome. He has a universal devotion to the Police and Fire Department's. As the story unfolded he started to cry upon hearing that the young Sheriff had an 18 month old child and a wife about to have another baby. We talked about Sheriff Wyman's service to his community and Chris left the room. An hour or so passed by and a friend stopped in to take Chris to lunch. When she arrived she asked,"What is the Memorial in the front yard?" I had no idea and along with Chris, went out side to see what she was talking about. Chris had made a little shrine for Sheriff Wyman. Some people just do what is in their nature. We are blessed to have such a son!

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Joyce says ... on Tuesday, Jun 14 at 9:08 PM

I watched the service yesterday and I want you to know my heart goes out to you. What a wonderful tribute to our God through all of your lives. There were tears in my eyes but appreciation in your true worship of God. I know He will see you through.

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Frank says ... on Monday, Jun 13 at 8:41 PM

My wife , Elaine and my daughter Lisa Karpowich and I attended the service today for Kurt Wyman, We all felt it was a truly beautiful service in memory of this young officer. It brought back some tough memories for us from 4 years ago. God Bless U al

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morrisbrig says ... on Saturday, Jun 11 at 3:02 PM

Attended the 2011 Special Olympics Summer Games in Utica last night at Utica College. A moment of silence was observed for Deputy Kurt Wyman. You could hear a pin drop. There were 1,500 athletes and their families, friends and coaches attending.

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Kathleen says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 7:48 AM

A moving memorial and I must say I see this sweet nature in the rest of the family that I have met, so it is no wonder you have such a wonderful son.

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Rick says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 1:06 PM

God bless you ! This only stresses the need for competent law enforcement leaders so this unnecessary death never happens again !

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murray says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 6:41 AM

Chris you are such as kind and loving young man. We all have so much to learn from your sweet nature. You make me proud bud!

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llayton says ... on Wednesday, Jun 8 at 3:34 PM

Chris, as always you know how to sum up what we feel. My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Wyman's family.

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morrisbrig says ... on Wednesday, Jun 8 at 8:20 AM

The picture contains a crucifix, flag and a feather. It is a little difficult to see in the picture.

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