Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Agent Jared Francom

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of Utah and the Flag of the United States of America to be lowered statewide tomorrow, January 11, in honor of Agent Jared Francom, a member of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force who was killed in the shooting incident in Ogden last week.
“On behalf of a grateful state, Jeanette and I offer our condolences to the family and friends of Agent Jared Francom, who died in the line of duty.  Our hearts particularly go out to Agent Francom’s wife, two young children, and parents, who have been tragically robbed of the presence of their beloved husband, father, and son,” said Governor Herbert.   “This shooting is a dreadful reminder that we should all be grateful for our brave law enforcement professionals who daily put their lives on the line in order to keep our communities safe.”
Memorial services for Agent Francom will be held tomorrow in Ogden.  Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.