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In Memoriam: Detective James W. Cawley

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Police Department remembers the loss of one of its own: Detective James W. Cawley, killed in the line of duty March 29, 2003.

Detective Cawley was killed in Iraq on Saturday, March 29, 2003, defending the freedom he so cherished. He was serving as a Marine Reservist and Staff Sergeant of the 1st Platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine ...

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In Memoriam: Sergeant James E. Faraone

Sgt. James E. Faraone died in the line of duty on Tuesday, September 18, 2001, while protecting a disabled motorist on I-80 from oncoming traffic.

Sgt. Faraone joined the Salt Lake City Police Department October 18, 1976. He served for 25 years working in a wide variety of assignments. Sgt. Faraone was involved in a number of City initiatives, including total quality management and was a ...

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In Memoriam: Officer Michael J. Dunman

Officer Dunman was struck and killed by a motorist July 17, 2000.

At 4 p.m. the 30-year-old victim was on bicycle patrol near 1500 South  and State Street when a vehicle jumped the curb and struck him from behind. Officer Dunman suffered massive head injuries and died shortly after arriving at LDS Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, an undocumented immigrant, claimed that his tires exploded and ...

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In Memoriam: Sergeant Ronald L. Heaps

Sergeant Ronald L. Heaps was killed in the line of duty January 13, 1982.

Then-Corporal Heaps was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person call. At approximately 9:25 p.m., the 32-year-old victim and two other officers responded to the area of 1300 South and 300 East. They contacted the occupants of a motor home, unaware that one of them was wanted for the October ...

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In Memoriam: Detective David W. Olson

Detective David W. Olson joined the police department in October 1971. A combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Olson served the Department in Patrol, K-9 and Special Investigations. He was known to his close friends as “Hagar.”

In the early morning hours of April 3, 1977, Olson, while in the performance of his duties, was accidentally wounded. As a ...

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In Memoriam: Detective Percy L. “Perc” Clark

Detective Clark was shot and killed during an armed robbery on January 11, 1973. The 42-year-old victim and other officers were conducting a stakeout of a pharmacy located at 564 Third Avenue. Information from an informant had revealed that the pharmacy would be robbed. At approximately 2100, two suspects arrived and were in the process of robbing the pharmacist when the victim left a ...

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In Memoriam: Officer Harold A. Peterson Sr.

Officer Harold A. Peterson Sr. was killed in the line of duty October 27, 1954.

Officer Peterson was killed in a traffic accident. At approximately 10 a.m., the 54-year-old victim was patrolling on his three-wheel motorcycle. As he entered the intersection of 1300 South and 1300 East, a vehicle driven by an elderly man turned in front of him.

The collision knocked Officer Peterson from his ...

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In Memoriam: Sergeant Owen T. Farley

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Police Department today remembers the loss of one its own: Sergeant Owen T. Farley, killed in the line of duty May 23, 1951.

Farley was shot and killed by a robbery suspect. The 37-year-old victim had staked out a car parked near 300 South State Street, a car investigators believed was used in an Ogden robbery. When a man ...

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In Memoriam: Sergeant Thomas W. Stroud

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Police Department today remembers the loss of one its own: Sergeant Thomas W. Stroud, killed in the line of duty January 5, 1951.

Sergeant Stroud was accidentally killed at the Salt Lake City Police station. At 6:30 p.m., the 34-year-old victim and another officer were preparing for a department-sponsored children’s party. As the two officers were loading ...

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In Memoriam: Blaine L. Baxter

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Police Department today remembers the loss of one its own: Officer Blaine L. Baxter, killed in the line of duty September 4, 1935.

Officer Baxter was killed in a motorcycle accident while enforcing speed limits in Salt Lake City. The 28-year-old victim was conducting routine speed enforcement on 200 West between 200 and 300 North when he ...

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