Governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen officer

West Valley City police officer Cody Brotherson was killed Sunday morning during a police chase when the suspect's car hit him as he was attempting to deploy a spike strip. West Valley City, Utah | Composite image, elements courtesy of West Valley City Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE  – Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Monday, the day of West Valley City Officer Cody Brotherson’s funeral.

Brotherson died in the line of duty while trying to apprehend three car thieves Nov. 6. The governor issued the following statement:

“It is with heavy hearts that Jeanette and I join all Utahns in mourning the passing of Officer Cody Brotherson, who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his community. We are heartbroken to lose such a young and dedicated officer who by all accounts had a bright future ahead of him.

“Once again we face a tragic reminder of the selflessness and unwavering courage that is required of our peace officers and their families each day. We cannot thank enough those who put their lives on the line to serve, defend and protect our communities. Officer Brotherson’s sacrifice will not be forgotten. We offer our prayers and sincere condolences to his family, fiancée, friends, and the entire law enforcement community at this difficult time.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at all state facilities on Monday only.

Brotherson’s funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, followed by a graveside service at Valley View Cemetery.

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  • .... November 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Hey Bob do you agree with your Governor ? LOL !

  • jigsywinnietippy12 November 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you Officer Brotherson for your service. Rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.

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