CENTERVILLE, Utah, Oct. 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Funeral services have been announced for a 13-year law enforcement veteran with the Centerville Police Department who died after an off-duty motorcycle crash.
Officer Jason Read, 40, passed away Tuesday morning due to complications related to the crash last month, Centerville Police Department Chief Paul Child said in a news release.
“Our Centerville police family are in mourning at this time due to the loss of our brother and friend in blue,” the news release said.
Read’s viewing and funeral arrangements were announced Wednesday. All viewings and the funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Syracuse at 2887 W. 2700 South, according to a follow-up news release.
A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 12, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. A second viewing will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon on Saturday, Oct. 13. Graveside services will follow the funeral services at the Washington Heights Memorial Park located at 4500 Washington Blvd. in Ogden.
Read was riding his personal motorcycle on Sept. 23 in Syracuse on Antelope Drive near 2200 West when he was struck by a car, causing him serious injuries. He was transported by air ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.
“Officer Read had been in the hospital ever since the crash and was making headway in his recovery,” the news release said. “Early Tuesday morning Officer Read unexpectedly passed away while still in the hospital.”
Read began his career in law enforcement with Centerville Police in 2005. He served as a K-9 officer for three years and was also assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing unit for a portion of his career working on a wide variety of community crime related issues. At the time of his passing he was assigned to patrol as a Police Officer III and Field Training Officer.
“Officer Read had an incredible memory for names, faces, license plate numbers and other important information that made him a very effective officer,” the news release said. “Officer Read was the recipient of many awards and decorations and was a positive influence in many lives of those he served in the community as a police officer.”
Read was married and had three children, the news release said.
“Read was a member of the Centerville Police Department family and was dearly loved and respected by his peers,” the news release said. “We are all deeply shocked and saddened at his passing.”