For Immediate ReleasePosted on October 1, 2013 by Administrator
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Scofield Cemetery, Carbon County
In a brief ceremony, the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial will honor a long forgotten Utah police officer killed in the line of duty by posting a headstone on his previously unmarked grave in the Scofield Cemetery. Personnel from Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Naples Police Department will participate.
Scofield Officer Thomas Nalley lost his life responding to a disturbance call on the evening of Oct. 5, 1902. Officer Nalley was badly beaten by a suspect who was subsequently shot and killed by other officers. Officer Nalley’s injuries required that he be transported to St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he died on Oct. 14. His grave in the Scofield Cemetery has been unmarked for 111 years.
The Utah Law Enforcement Memorial is tasked with seeking out and marking other forgotten graves of Utah’s 136 fallen police officers.
For further information, contact:
Jerry Pope, Vice-President, Utah Law Enforcement Memorial