Remembering Those That Have Fallen

Communities and law enforcement officers throughout the region are mourning the death of a young West Valley City police officer on Sunday morning. Three people stole a vehicle from an apartment complex and a chase ensued with police. As 25-year-old Officer Cody Brotherson was deploying spike strips to stop the car, he was struck by the stolen vehicle and died at the scene. “Once again we face a tragic reminder of the selflessness and unwavering courage that is required of our peace officers and their families each day,” shared Governor Gary Herbert of Sunday’s tragedy. “We cannot thank enough those who put their lives on the line to serve, defend and protect our communities. Officer Brotherson’s sacrifice will not be forgotten.” These losses are always a tragedy and never forgotten. A local officer that lost his life nearly 10 years ago will be remembered at a memorial service in Vernal next week. Uintah County Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Orr was killed in a helicopter crash while coordinating a search effort from the air. At 34 years old, he was a devoted husband and father to four children. All are encouraged to come remember the life of this local fallen officer, Detective Kevin Orr, on November 19th at the Western Park at 5:00pm.

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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.