By JUSTINE McGUIRE
Capital News Service
LANSING – On Oct. 9, 2003, Clare County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sherwood died in the line of duty, leaving a wife and three daughters. Sherwood was on U.S. 127 when a car driving the wrong way struck his cruiser, killing both drivers. The Army veteran had served with the sheriff’s department for nine years. His family soon learned that the benefits they’d received through his job ended with his death, leaving them in a tough spot emotionally and financially.