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Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride ambushed and killed on Highway 73

Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride ambushed and killed on Highway 73
Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride ambushed and killed on Highway 73
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Proving there is no “routine day” for police officers; veteran Utah Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride was ambushed and killed yesterday while checking an “abandoned” car near Eagle Mountain on Highway 73. The vehicle wasn't abandoned, but a set-up to kill a 20-year police officer.

His department released information saying:

A subject near the scene opened fire with a high-powered rifle, fatally wounding Sergeant Wride before he was able to exit his patrol. Sergeant Wride had given dispatchers a description of the car before he was shot and another deputy spotted it a short time later.

Read more here about the attack and high-speed pursuit on the official page of the Utah County Sheriff’s department.

Condolences to the department can be sent to:

Sheriff James O. Tracy
Utah County Sheriff's Office
3075 North Main
County Security Center
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

On another note, the month of January 2014, has ended with six combat troop losses in Afghanistan.

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