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 result, he was unable to return to active duty and died March 22, 1980.

If you have memories or photos of Officer Olson to share, please email or call (801) 799-3340.

The Police Department wishes to thank the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial for its assistance in this remembrance.