Trib Talk: When a cop’s duty to serve clashes with personal beliefs

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: June 11, 2014 02:10PM
Updated: June 12, 2014 08:11AM
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UHP Sgt. Todd Royce was a guest on Trib Talk on Wednesday June 11, 2014.

A Salt Lake City police officer requested an alternative to riding in Sunday’s Pride Parade, citing personal and religious objections. He’s since resigned from the department and the incident is raising questions about the duties of law enforcement. 

On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Department of Public Safety, Dave Attridge of SLCC’s Institute of Public Safety and Tribune reporter Erin Alberty join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the ethics, training and responsibilities of cops sworn to serve the public. 

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can also text comments to 801-609-8059.

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12:15 p.m. Wednesday • A Salt Lake City police officer requested an alternative to riding in Sunday’s Pride Parade, citing personal and religious objections. Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Department of Public Safety, Tribune reporter Erin Alberty and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the ethics, training and responsibilities of cops sworn to serve the public. You can join in by sending questions and comments to #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can text comments to 801-609-8059. › sltrib.com