Wounded officer honored by Air Force Thunderbirds
Published: May 24, 2012 09:29PM
Updated: May 24, 2012 09:29PM
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Police Officer Shawn Grogan of the Ogden-Weber Narcotics Task Force, gets last minute instruction from Raymond LeBlanc as he gets ready to fly in a Thunderbird F-16 with pilot Lt. Col. Jason Koltes as part of the Thunderbird's Hometown Hero Program on Thursday, May 24, 2012, out of Hill Air Force Base. Grogan was one of the officers injured in a raid back in January that killed a fellow officer.

Shawn Grogan, one of six officers shot in an Ogden drug raid in January, was honored Thursday by the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron with a flight in an F-16.

Grogan’s flight was part of the Thunderbirds’ Hometown Hero Program.

Grogan was wounded during the drug raid along with four other officers of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force. A sixth officer, Jared Francom, was killed.

The Thunderbirds arrived at Hill Air Force Base Thursday to prepare for the weekend’s Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show at the base.

More information on the air show, which is free to the public, is available at www.hill.af.mil/warriorsoverthewasatch.