OFFICERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Report: Spike in number of U.S. law enforcement officers killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58210913-78/officers-enforcement-law-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58210913-78/officers-enforcement-law-killed.html.csp">Report: Spike in number of U.S. law enforcement officers killed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By harry stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T18:22:02.185-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The number of U.S. law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty so far this year has jumped from the same period last year. Sixty-seven law enforcement officers, including one from Utah, were killed in the line of duty in the first half of 2014, amounting to a 31 percent increase from the same period last year, according to a report published Tuesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Of the 67 officers, 26 died in traffic-related accidents, and another 25 were kille...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210913@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:22:02 MDT How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58074374-90/2013-drivers-driving-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58074374-90/2013-drivers-driving-lake.html.csp">How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T09:59:49.087-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Amid the swerving and near misses of daily driving, the conventional view among Utahns is that their fellow motorists here are awful. Some new data suggest that perception may not be far from the truth. A Salt Lake Tribune analysis of court records for fiscal 2013 shows that Utah law officers wrote one traffic ticket for every five drivers in the state — more than 427,000 tickets for just under 2 million licensed drivers. “We’ve all heard the stories that Utah has bad drivers. And every time...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58074374@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:59:49 MDT Ten horses found dead in Salt Lake County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199135-78/horses-field-morgan-hansen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199135-78/horses-field-morgan-hansen.html.csp">Ten horses found dead in Salt Lake County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T12:35:36.51-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Officers are investigating the deaths of ten horses found in a Magna field. The horses were found in a private, fenced-off field near Pleasant Green Cemetery, which is near 3500 S. 9200 West. After searching the field with trucks and a helicopter, officers found one alive and 10 dead, according to officials. “It looks like they just don’t have any water,” said Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen. The owner arrived at the field and was trying to hydrate the surviving horse, Hansen said. Kenneco...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199135@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:35:36 MDT Editor column: Compromise let Tribune get to the truth of Ogden raid mistakes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198732-78/ogden-tribune-sltrib-stewart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198732-78/ogden-tribune-sltrib-stewart.html.csp">Editor column: Compromise let Tribune get to the truth of Ogden raid mistakes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T19:56:04.422-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A reporter wants information; a public agency doesn’t want to provide it. Sometimes we work it out, often with the help of a decision from the state Records Committee that arbitrates such disputes. Sometimes the standoff ends in court, with an expensive, protracted legal fight. It’s a common conflict — part of the role journalism plays in a democracy. On Thursday, the front page of The Salt Lake Tribune carried a story that was the result of another process — a compromise that saved taxpayers, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198732@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:56:04 MDT Pyle: Drug warriors continue to defend the indefensible http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195308-82/http-police-org-wiki.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195308-82/http-police-org-wiki.html.csp">Pyle: Drug warriors continue to defend the indefensible</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T13:38:01.31-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix ...” — Allen Ginsberg, “Howl,” 1955 The people who are in charge of enforcing the law in Ogden were refreshingly candid in their review of the tragic events of Jan. 4, 2012. (Except, perhaps, for the fact that the summary had to be dragged out of them by a lawsuit, now settled, filed by the open-records crusaders at The Salt L...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195308@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT Blanding police chief under investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195730-78/bayles-investigation-blanding-chief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195730-78/bayles-investigation-blanding-chief.html.csp">Blanding police chief under investigation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.435-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The recently resigned Blanding police chief is under a state investigation. The Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), which certifies officers, is investigating Lyle Bayles, who resigned from his department last Friday. While Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce confirmed Thursday there was an investigation, he could not comment on details because it is still active. Bayles, a 28-year lawman, cited a desire to focus on his family and other priorities in his resignation letter...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195730@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Police detail what went wrong in fatal shootout with Matthew David Stewart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190599-78/stewart-police-officers-ogden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190599-78/stewart-police-officers-ogden.html.csp">Police detail what went wrong in fatal shootout with Matthew David Stewart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:54:35.745-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Police Chief Mike Ashment had a difficult task before him: In the aftermath of a shootout in which one of his officers was killed and several others were wounded, he had to identify where the officers went wrong — even though, in his mind, they were heroes. “Once this thing went sideways, they did everything heroic, and over and above, [they] performed outstanding things,” Ashment said of the January 2012 shooting that erupted as Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force agents served a knock...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190599@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:54:35 MDT Police: 2 suspects in deadly bank robbery gang members http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194257-68/police-robbery-bank-gang.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194257-68/police-robbery-bank-gang.html.csp">Police: 2 suspects in deadly bank robbery gang members</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SMITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:45:02.582-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stockton, Calif. • Police in Central California say two suspected bank robbers who took three women hostage and were killed in a resulting shootout with officers were gang members. Stockton police spokesman Joe Silva said Thursday morning the men, ages 30 and 27, were Stockton residents. He identified the third and surviving suspect as 19-year-old Jaime Ramos and said Ramos was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder. Silva says poli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581942572014-07-17T09:45:02.582-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T09:45:02.582-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194257@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:45:02 MDT Multi-city chase ends in gunfire, 2 suspects hospitalized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58193365-78/suspects-chase-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58193365-78/suspects-chase-lake-salt.html.csp">Multi-city chase ends in gunfire, 2 suspects hospitalized</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:30.036-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A high-speed chase through several Salt Lake County communities ended in a gun battle that left two aggravated robbery suspects in the hospital early Thursday morning. Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen said the drama unfolded just after midnight when officers spotted a car containing the suspects, Ramon S. Franco, 31, and a Celene J. Hernandez, 19, and attempted to pull it over just after midnight. The suspects sped away and a chase of 15-20 minutes ensued. Multiple law enforcement agencies b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58193365@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:30 MDT Salt Lake City cops: Old boyfriend in jail after stabbing ex’s new beau http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190043-78/police-lake-salt-beau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190043-78/police-lake-salt-beau.html.csp">Salt Lake City cops: Old boyfriend in jail after stabbing ex’s new beau</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:51:20.076-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police say a lover scorned used a knife to end a fight with his romantic successor. That put the jilted ex-boyfriend in jail and the new beau in the hospital. SLCPD Detective Cody Lougy said officers responded to a 12:13 a.m. Wednesday 911 call near 800 South and Jeremy Street (900 West), where they found the two men fighting in the street. As police arrived, one of the men ran, leaving the victim at the scene and bleeding from his side. Witnesses told officers the two men had be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190043@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:51:20 MDT Pleasant View police chief mulls lawsuit over ‘without cause’ firing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185364-78/jackson-meeting-neal-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185364-78/jackson-meeting-neal-officers.html.csp">Pleasant View police chief mulls lawsuit over ‘without cause’ firing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:29:10.775-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Veteran Pleasant View Police Chief D. Scott Jackson is making plans to sue over his firing “without cause” during an abruptly called, closed city council meeting over the weekend — but he would much rather just be reinstated. Jackson, who has been chief for 15 of the 17 years he has been with the Weber County community of 8,000’s police force, was the victim of a “rush to judgment” led by an “ego-driven” mayor and city administrator, contends his attorney, Randy Neal. Neal said Saturday’s decisi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58185364@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:29:10 MDT Wild West Valley City chase ends in crash, injuries and arrests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58189457-78/suspect-police-injuries-west.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58189457-78/suspect-police-injuries-west.html.csp">Wild West Valley City chase ends in crash, injuries and arrests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:51:10.349-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery and other “multiple violent felonies” Tuesday night, but not before a high-speed chase that resulted in multiple crashes and injuries. Three people — two adults and a child — remained hospitalized Wednesday with non-life threatening injuries, and the male suspect and a female companion were in custody, also being treated for serious injuries, WVCPD spokesman Sam Johnson said. The incident began to unfold about 7 p.m. Tuesday when Uta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58189457@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:51:10 MDT Balko: The grammar of police shootings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186021-82/police-deputy-shot-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186021-82/police-deputy-shot-officer.html.csp">Balko: The grammar of police shootings</a></h4>