You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Sergeant Corey Wride
Utah County Utah Sheriff’s Office
January 30, 2014 – Sgt. Corey Wilde was shot and killed by ambush when he stopped to check what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle. Sgt. Wride was still seated in his patrol car when a suspect opened fire. The shooter then fled and later engaged in a shootout with other deputies, wounding one in the head. The suspect managed to escape after carjacking a vehicle, but was critically wounded by Juab County Utah deputies during yet another gun battle.
Sgt. Wride leaves behind his wife and five children.
Sergeant David Baldwin
Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff’s Office
January 26, 2014 – Sgt. David Baldwin was killed when his police motorcycle was hit head-on by a driver illegally passing a car on a double yellow line.
Sgt. Baldwin was a 27-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran.