Lt. Gov. Cox issues statement on hate crime investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2015) – Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued the following statement regarding the hate crime investigated in Delta, Utah:

“I was horrified and heart-broken to learn of this cowardly and barbaric assault. The Jones family is an upstanding, well-respected and beloved part of the Delta community. Immediately upon learning of the hateful acts, we offered county officials the full-support of the state in finding the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

“I have reached out to the family and expressed our deepest concern, solidarity and love. This will not stand. I believe that over the coming days we will see an unprecedented outpouring of love and support from every corner of our great state. That is the real Utah.”