West Valley City Police Department’s Beards for Brotherson remembers fallen officer, raises funds for charity

West Valley City Police Department's Detective Richardson displays his holiday beard, grown in part to raise money for Beards for Brotherson. Photo: Twitter/WVCPD

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Dec. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The West Valley City Police Department’s fundraiser, Beards for Brotherson, raised more than $4,000 to benefit Utah children.

“We’d say Beards for Brotherson was pretty successful, wouldn’t you?,” says a West Valley City Police Twitter post that went up Saturday.

? Between our officers paying to avoid shaving & donations, we raised $4,400 for the #GivingTree in the name of fallen officer Cody Brotherson. Merry Christmas & thank you for supporting kids in our community!”

Officers who donated funds were allowed to participate in the beard-growing campaign. It was named to honor Cody Brotherson, a West Valley City Police officer who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 6, 2016.

Brotherson was struck and killed by a stolen car containing three teenagers. Brotherson was attempting to place spike strip — intended to stop the boys and end the police chase — when he was hit.


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