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January 06
2012

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Remembering Officer Jared Francom

OGDEN, UT – Hundreds of Utah residents paid tribute last night following the death of one of their local officers and the wounding of five others.

The six officers were gunned down while the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force tried to serve a search warrant late Wednesday night in Ogden, Utah. Officer Jared Francom died later that evening at the hospital.

Authorities said the conditions of the other five officers range from fair to critical.

The wounded officers were identified as Sgt. Nate Hutchinson with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office; and Jason Vanderwarf, Shawn Grogan, Kasey Burrell and Michael Rounkles. CNN affiliate KSL said Vanderwarf is with the Roy police and Grogan, Burrell and Rounkles are Ogden officers.

“Our hearts go out to all of the victim’s family and the local police departments,” said Tiffany Sanders, SymbolArts’ Account Representative for Utah. “It’s so hard to lose a member of our own law enforcement community.”

The Bank of Utah has established accounts in the names of each of the six officers who were shot. Money raised will go directly to the officer to whom the funds were donated. Donations may be made at any Bank of Utah location or by phone at (801) 409-5074.

Reference:

www.standard.net