WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Nov. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — West Valley City Police celebrated the life of Officer Brotherson, killed in the line of duty three years ago, with a scanner transmission early on Wednesday and a light tribute Wednesday night.
“Our police department, lit up blue tonight in honor of fallen Officer Cody Brotherson. #OfficerBrotherson,” said a 9:31 p.m. tweet, accompanied by a photo of the police department bathed in blue light.
And the department marked the anniversary of Brotherson’s death with a police radio transmission just after 1 a.m.
“Three years ago today, just after 3 a.m., we tragically lost one of our brothers,” the transmission said.
“Officer Cody Brotherson, you are loved so much, and not a day goes by that you’re not in our thoughts. Officer 444, end of watch, 11/6/2016. You are gone, but not forgotten.”
Brotherson, 25 and engaged to be married, died when he was hit by a stolen car driven by juveniles involved in a high-speed chase with police.
Brotherson was setting up tire spikes to stop the dangerous chase when the speeding driver struck him.