Officer Brigham H. Honey, Jr.

Officer Brigham H. Honey, Jr.

Died on:  

February 16, 1924

Age 34
Salt Lake City Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Officers Honey and Huntsman were killed while attempting to arrest an armed robber. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a suspect entered the State Café, 46 W. Broadway, and ordered the clerk at gunpoint to surrender the money from the register. When the suspect rejoined his female companion on the street, an employee exited the café and fired a shot at them. The noise attracted the attention of the two officers, who pursued the pair south on Main Street. At 337 S. Main, a gun battle ensued during which both officers and the suspect were wounded. Officer Huntsman, 26, was killed immediately. Officer Honey, 34, died several hours later. As other officers converged on the scene, the wounded suspect dragged his female companion into a doorway and shot her through the face. He then killed himself. The female accomplice survived her wound. She was subsequently released. Officer Honey was married and the father of two children. He is buried near Officer Huntsman in Salt Lake City Cemetery. His bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Honorary Colonels.

Fallen Officers