Archive of the Heroes Category

Assistant Chief Dennis Vincent

10.27.2018 | 3 Comments

Brigham City Police Department Medical After taking his annual physical fitness standards test, Assistant Chief Dennis Vincent collapsed after suffering what was later diagnosed as a catastrophic ... Read More »

Trooper Eric Ellsworth

11.23.2016 | 4 Comments

Age: 31 Utah Highway Patrol Accident Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth, 31, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, four days after being struck by a vehicle and critically injured while direct... Read More »

Officer Cody Brotherson

11.06.2016 | 1 Comment

Age: 25 West Valley City Police Department West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson, 25, was struck and killed during a police pursuit of a stolen car. The three-year veteran of law enforce... Read More »

Officer Douglas Barney

7.15.2016 | 2 Comments

Age: 44 Unified Police Department Homicide: Shooting Unified Police Department Officer Douglas Barney II was shot and killed January 17, 2016, while investigating a traffic crash near 2160 East ... Read More »

Sergeant Cory Wride

1.31.2014 | 11 Comments

Age: 44 Utah County Sheriff's Office Homicide: Shooting Sgt. Cory Wride, 44, was shot and killed while on uniformed patrol while assisting a stranded motorist. After encountering a pickup truc... Read More »

Sergeant Derek R. Johnson

9.01.2013 | 11 Comments

Age: 32 Draper City Police Department Homicide: Shooting Draper Sgt. Derek R. Johnson, 32, was shot and killed while on uniformed patrol in the early morning hours of September 1, 2013. Shortl... Read More »

Trooper Aaron Beesley

7.02.2012 | 7 Comments

Age: 34 Utah Highway Patrol Accident: Fall Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley died from a fall during a search and rescue operation in Salt Lake County. Trooper Beesley, 34, was the tactic... Read More »

Officer Jared D. Francom

1.05.2012 | 14 Comments

Age: 30 Ogden Police Department Homicide: Shooting Officer Jared D. Francom was shot and killed while serving a “knock and announce” search warrant in the Ogden area. Five other members of th... Read More »

Deputy Brian B. Harris

8.27.2010 | 6 Comments

Age: 41 Kane County Sheriff’s Office Homicide: Shooting Deputy Brian B. Harris was shot and killed while tracking a burglary suspect in the desert near Fredonia, Arizona. Deputy Harris had b... Read More »

Officer Joshua Yazzie

6.08.2010 | 19 Comments

Age: 33 Bureau of Indian Affairs Accidental: Vehicle Accident Officer Yazzie, 33, died when his patrol vehicle rolled 200 feet down an embankment on the side of Bottle Hollow Dam on the Ute Tribe... Read More »

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