Gov. Herbert statement on Holladay shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 17, 2016) – Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the shooting of two police officers in Holladay, Utah:

“Today a husband and father left his wife and three children, put on a badge, and promised to return home soon. On behalf of Utah residents from across the state, our hearts are broken for the family of Officer Doug Barney who gave the ultimate sacrifice today while in the line of duty. Jeanette and I also extend our prayers to Officer Jon Richey and his family as he undergoes the recovery process.

“Every day, we send our men and women in uniform into harm’s way so that we may live in peace and safety. On a day like today, we are reminded that we will never be able to thank them and their families enough for the sacrifices they have made.”

Gov. Herbert will order the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on the day of Officer Doug Barney’s funeral.