Fallen WVCPD Officer Cody Brotherson remembered 3 years after death in line of duty

West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson, who was killed on Nov. 6, 2016 in the line of duty, was remembered by his officer three years after his death with a spoken tribute and a blue tribute light. Photos: WVCPD

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.


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