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Nicole Nixon

West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson was laid to rest on Monday. The 25-year-old was killed in the line of duty earlier this month when he was struck by a stolen vehicle.

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West Valley City police are mourning the death of 25-year-old Officer Cody Brotherson, who was killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning. He was struck by a stolen vehicle around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Brotherson’s funeral is set for 10 a.m. November 14 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. 

UPD Sees Spike in Homicide Deaths

Aug 2, 2016
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Unified Police officers say it’s been an unusually violent summer. UPD, which serves communities in Salt Lake County, investigated four homicides in July. UPD Lt. Lex Bell says his department usually sees about ten homicides in a year.

Officer Luis Lovato holds a portrait of his partner "Aldo" .

A Unified Police K9 who was shot and killed in the line of duty was honored Monday with a portrait presented by the sister of the man who killed him.

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Police in Utah are increasing efforts to deal with a growing number of parole violators committing violent crimes in Salt Lake County. In the meantime, the department of corrections has accepted the resignations of two division of Adult Probation and Parole officials.

Whittney Evans

Unified Police Officer Douglas Barney was honored today for laying down his life in the line of duty. The funeral was held at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

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A Unified Police Officer continues to heal after being wounded over the weekend in Holladay during a shootout that also killed an officer and the alleged shooter. 

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The project encourages parents of children with Autism to provide the Unified Police Department with information—like an Autistic child’s name, physical description, and known triggers. Those facts would be passed to the officers responding to an emergency. The goal is to create humane interactions between

   officers and individuals with disabilities. Jon Owen is president of the Utah Autism Coalition. He says a large percentage of children with Autism are prone to wander.  The roster could help those missing be found faster.

Nicole Nixon

Friends and family of Sergeant Derek Johnson were joined by law enforcement officers from all over the state and country for his funeral at the Maverik Center today (Friday). Johnson was killed in the line of duty on Sunday. KUER’s Nicole Nixon reports.