June 7, 2010
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Accidental: Vehicle Accident
Officer Joshua Yazzie died when his patrol vehicle rolled 200 feet down an embankment on the side of Bottle Hollow Dam on the Ute Tribe reservation in Duchesne County.
At approximately 6:20 p.m., Officer Yazzie was responding to assist ambulance personnel with an intoxicated man who was becoming violent. Officer Yazzie lost control of his vehicle and was ejected when it rolled, killing him instantly. He is survived by his wife and two children. He is buried in the Fort Duchesne Cemetery.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer Joshua Yazzie is sponsored by his wife Jessica and children Jaxsen and MaCee Yazzie.