Utah legislators honor fallen police officers with moment of silence

Posted on February 21, 2011 by ULEM Administrator

Courtesy of the Deseret News, by Dennis Romboy and Amanda Verzello

SALT LAKE CITY — State legislators held a moment of silence Wednesday for three Utah police officers killed in the line of duty last year.

Family members of Franco Aguilar, Brian Harris and Joshua Yazzie stood quietly in the solemn Senate chambers as a clerk, her voice cracking with emotion, read a citation honoring the three men. Each of the senators in the district where the officers resided spoke briefly about them.

The ceremony was repeated in the House.

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