ORISKANY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — A remembrance ceremony was held today at the Oneida County Sheriff’s office for Deputy Kurt B. Wyman. Ten years ago today he was shot and killed in line of duty
“This tenth anniversary we celebrate the courage, sacrifice and the life of Kurt Wyman. Remembrance may bring all of us very different feelings, whether it be sorrow, humility, appreciation. The important thing is that we continue in remembrance celebrate the life of a very genuine and brave man.” – Sheriff Robert Maciol, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
Although the ceremony was about the loss of a life, they also celebrated a life—Wyman’s daughter who was born after his death, addy Wyman. His daughter, parents and wife were not in attendance today—instead spent the day celebrating addy. However, a voice message was played by Wymans father, Bryan who reflected on his son’s life and where they are now 10 years later.
“He would do anything for anyone. Being a stranger on the street that he pulled over, his neighbor or one of his best friends. And just the fact that we can keep all of those different aspects of him alive and well in the community is heartwarming.” – Shauna Wyman, Aunt of Kurt Wyman
Wyman was only 24 years old when he was killed. He was with the sheriff’s office for four years. To date, he is the third Oneida county officer to be killed in the line of duty.