End of Watch:
August 26, 1990
Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Blake V. Wright died in a large wildfire in the mountains above Midway.
Deputy Wright and civilian county employee Ralph M. Broadhead, 64, were constructing a firebreak with a bulldozer when the fire overwhelmed them. After radio contact was lost, searchers found their bodies near the bulldozer. Deputy Wright was married and the father of six children. He is buried in Heber City Cemetery.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Deputy Blake V. Wright is sponsored by Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office employees, Frank Ostman, and the Blake Wright Family.