Law enforcement motorcade honors fallen officer’s parents

SOUTHERN UTAH — An interstate police convoy traveling north through Utah Wednesday played escort to the parents of 18-year law enforcement veteran Douglas Barney who was shot and killed Sunday in Holladay while responding to a traffic accident. Barney’s parents were away on vacation when the shooting incident happened.

Nevada escorts waits with Barney's father at the Arizona-Utah port of entry for Utah law enforcement to pick up the motorcade, Interstate 15, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Lt. Del Schlosser, St. George News
Police escorts wait with the father of fallen Unified Police Officer Douglas Barney at the Utah Port of Entry at the Arizona-Utah state line where Utah law enforcement officers will continue north with Barney’s parents offering a motorcade escort. St. George, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

“They’ve been leap frogged from agency to agency (along Interstate 15),” Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Bambi Baie said. “They were on vacation and they’re trying to head home so we’re going to just shuttle them.”

Law enforcement officers of various agencies from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mohave County, Arizona, and Utah will lead the family home to northern Utah, she said, adding that Utah Highway Patrol troopers in Washington and Iron counties, along with members of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, will take over and lead them as far as Beaver.

The chain will continue from there until Barney’s parents arrive home.  

“I’m just thinking that they should get recognized for what their sacrifice was,” Baie said. “You know — their son.”

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3 Comments

  • ladybugavenger January 20, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Awwww that’s special!

  • .... January 21, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Yep ! sure was

  • .... January 21, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Let’s see what kind of stupid and ignorant comment Terry makes.
    Don’t mention the car’s in the picture because Terrys panties will get in a knot

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