Update: Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Logan Canyon identified

Jeremy Ray Swenson. Photo: Facebok

LOGAN CANYON, Utah, Sept. 19, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The man who died Monday after being shot by a Cache County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a call has been identified.

The dead man is Jeremy Ray Swenson, 30, of Hyrum.

According to a statement released by the Logan City Police Department, deputies were asked at 10:20 a.m. Monday to come to an address in the Right Hand Fork area of Logan Canyon tp check on the welfare of a person who had been making suicidal threats.

The statement said that when deputies arrived, a man with a weapon was making threatening actions toward another person. The suspect did not respond to commands to drop the weapon, so a deputy fired a single shot, wounding the suspect, the news release said

Officers confirmed the safety of the other person, and deputies rendered first aid to the suspect, the statement said. The shot man was taken by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation has been turned over to Logan City Police Department in keeping with Critical Incident Investigation Protocol. The name of the person being threatened has not been released.

The deputy who fired the fatal shot also has not yet been identified, but has been put on administrative leave while the investigation continues.

The investigation was continuing Tuesday, according to a statement on the Logan City Police Department Facebook page, posted at about noon Tuesday. The post said the department hoped to have the scene cleared later on Tuesday, so the road could be opened to the public.


  1. My Question is: if a person has a gun, rifle etc…yes then probably shoot as a last resort but far too often I see or hear that it is a knife or such and sometimes just threatening behavior. Why do they shoot to kill and not to wound or bring the person down. Just think there is least restrictive measures that can be taken! I’ve heard that they are worried about stray billets, etc.. But that is hogwash as they are shooting anyway. Just curious because fatality cop shootings are so every day news anymore. I know 50% or more is just people not using commen sense.


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