Cache County Sheriff’s Lieutenant fatally injured in UTV accident

Lt. Brian Locke. Photo Courtesy: Cache County Sheriff's Office

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CACHE COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 7, 2018 (Gephardt Daily/Will Feelright-Cache Valley Daily) — A lieutenant who had been with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years died in an off-duty accident Saturday after rolling a UTV at Cold Water Ranch, a private hunting reserve in northeastern Utah.

The deceased has been identified as Lt. Brian Locke, according to CacheValleyDaily.com.

A brief news release from Sheriff D. Chad Jensen of Cache County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and search and rescue officers were dispatched at approximately 8:45 p.m. to the incident in the Paradise Dry Canyon area.

Cache Valley Daily reports that another off-duty deputy had located Locke pinned under the vehicle. He had reportedly been riding about 11:30 a.m. when he rolled the vehicle down a hill and then was trapped beneath it.

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The deputy who reached Locke was able to radio for help.

Search and rescue teams were dispatched, freed Locke from under the vehicle and began providing first aid.

He was transported to Logan Regional Hospital, and subsequently died from his injuries.

According to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office website, Locke began his law enforcement career in 1986 as a deputy. He served in the jail, as a patrol deputy, detective, patrol sergeant, as well as an investigations sergeant. In 2004, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he served as the Deputy Jail Commander, Jail Commander, and Patrol Commander. He most recently oversaw the Investigations Division and Search and Rescue.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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