SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a statement Sunday on the death of Provo Police Officer Joseph Shinners, who died in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend a wanted fugitive Saturday night in Orem.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Officer Shinners. It is devastating to mourn yet another death among our brave and selfless police force, and my heart aches for Joseph’s wife and young son,” the statement says.
“We owe an enormous debt to the men and women in uniform who work to protect our communities, and I pray that God will bless this dear family with peace during this very difficult time.”
The flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Utah will be lowered on the day of Officer Shinners’ funeral, the governor’s office said.