Gov. Herbert statement on the death of Officer Cody Brotherson

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 6, 2016) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement following the death of West Valley City police officer Cody Brotherson who was killed in the line of duty Sunday morning:

“It is with heavy hearts that Jeanette and I join all Utahns in mourning the passing of Officer Cody Brotherson, who gave the ultimate sacrifice this morning. We are heartbroken to lose such a young and dedicated officer who by all accounts had a bright future ahead of him.

“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. 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. We offer our prayers and sincere condolences to his family, fiancée, friends, and the entire law enforcement community at this difficult time.”

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 Brotherson’s funeral.