Sergeant Cory Wride « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Sergeant Cory Wride

Died on January 30, 2014

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 truck with flashing blinkers at the side of the State Road 73 between Eagle Mountain and Cedar Fort, Sgt. Wride radioed dispatch to advise that he was pulling over to assist.

During the stop, Sgt. Wride returned to his patrol vehicle for some paperwork. The passenger in the suspect vehicle opened the back window of the truck and fired on Sgt. Wride with a 9mm handgun, killing him. The suspects fled the scene and were encountered again in Santaquin, where a second deputy was wounded. The suspects fled south on I-15 and carjacked a vehicle in Nephi. At a roadblock set up by Juab County deputies, the suspect was shot and critically wounded. He died the following day. The driver of the car, a 17-year-old girl, was sentenced to prison.

Married and the father of five children, Sgt. Wride had served with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office nearly 20 years.

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13 responses to “Sergeant Cory Wride”

  1. […] 30, 2014 – Sergeant CORY WRIDE died after attempting to assist a stranded vehicle, which later turned out to be harboring a […]

  2. sharon anselmo says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and co-workers. A hero who should never be forgotten. Just making a regular traffic stop can always turn into something no one expected.

    May he rest in peace.


  3. Katherine says:

    You will be sorely missed. May the Lord watch over your family. Such a tragic loss.

  4. Allison says:

    My heart breaks for this deputy and his family. Cory died serving others. God bless you and your family.

  5. […] funeral for Sgt. Cory Wride will be Wednesday, Feb. 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the Utah Valley University Event […]

  6. chance says:

    my dad will forever be missed. He was and Is a great husband and father. LOVE YOU DAD…

  7. Dan says:

    God bless you and your family, Chance. I wish I could have known your Dad. It would have been an honor.

  8. Eric Whitehead says:

    The Utah Peace Officer Association is going to be honoring Sgt. Cory Wride at the Fallen Officer Trail Ride in Moab on April 18 2015. We would like to invite Family and friends to come to the event to help Honor Sgt. Wride and all our Fallen Officers.

  9. Nancy Halden says:

    We will be honoring Sgt. Wride and other victims of Utah gun violence at a Vigil to End Gun Violence on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 7-8 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City. Families are welcome to attend.

  10. BL Smith says:

    Amazing how many people are affected by ones actions. I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (we are located in the same building now)and recognize, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information so we can reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at

  11. Lesa LePage says:

    Being an LEO is a family career.
    Every time that person goes to work, every single person in the family… their hearts go with that LEO as well. If & when that person doesn’t return from duty, it deeply affects each family membersl, friend, brother, & sister (in arms).

    Sargent Wride was a hero, as so many LEO’s are. He performed duties that so many are unable & unwilling to do.

    Rest in peace brother.
    Prayers to Mrs. Wride, family members, friends, brothers & sisters in arms!

    In His Glorious & Mighty Name,

    Lesa Enlow LePage

  12. Scott says:

    I just saw on the ID channel the story of your life and tragic death at the hands of a piece of garbage. Please know your wife dearly loved and still loves you. All you did that day was your job. A job that every year gets to be more dangerous. RIP officer.

  13. Kristy Morgan says:

    My name is Kristy and I live in Sydney, Australia. My love, honour and respect are always with you and Nanette and your children. You have all been robbed of life, happiness and love. Please know, Nanette, that as a mother, you will always be a hero in your kids eyes, as will Cory. I know years have passed, but love is forever. Please accept my condolences, from Sydney, Australia ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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