Fallen Officer Remembered 9 Years Later

Agencies and community members throughout the Basin took to social media over the weekend to remember a fallen local officer. On June 7th, 2010, Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer Joshua Yazzie was killed while responding to a call in Fort Duchesne. Tragically, his patrol vehicle rolled down an embankment when he was on his way to assist on the call. Officer Yazzie was survived by his wife Jessica and children Jaxsen and MaCee Yazzie. He is remembered as a kind person who truly cared about his community. The life and service of Officer Yazzie will never be forgotten.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.