September 18, 2001
Salt Lake City Police Department
Accidental: Multiple Vehicle Accident
Sergeant Faraone, 48, was killed in a traffic crash on Interstate 80. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the 48-year-old victim encountered a disabled vehicle in the middle of the eastbound lanes at approximately 3800 West. Sergeant Faraone parked his unmarked police vehicle behind the disabled vehicle and activated his red and blue strobe lights. Sergeant Faraone was seated inside his vehicle when it was struck from behind by a pickup traveling at a high rate of speed. Although wearing his seatbelt, the victim died almost instantly of massive chest trauma caused by the steering column. Sergeant Faraone is survived by his wife and two children, and is buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Police Sergeants Association.