Kurt and Melissa Cochran from West Bountiful were among those caught in the London terrorist attack Wednesday. Kurt was killed while his wife Melissa survived with serious injuries.
According to a statement from the family, the couple was in London celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, and were scheduled to return to the United States the following day.
But they happened to be on Westminster Bridge when an attacker targeted pedestrians with his car. Kurt Cochran was one of the two people he killed there. The suspect went on to fatally stab a police officer.
Governor Gary Herbert offered a statement of condolence during his monthly press conference:
“Our prayers go out to the Cochran family. We pray for Melissa’s recovery and all those who are injured and certainly ask for help and peace and comfort given to those who have been harmed in this tragic terrorist attack.”
The couple was also visiting Melissa Cochran’s parents who are serving as missionaries in London for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
One of 40 people injured in the attack, Melissa is currently in the hospital recovering.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide assistance to the family.