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Deputy Sheriff Blake V. Wright | Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Utah Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Deputy Sheriff

Blake V. Wright

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1L5

Cause: Fire

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Deputy Blake Wright was killed when he and a firefighter were caught in the middle of a wildfire that had blown out of control in a state park. The wildfire had been started by a neglected campfire and had spread to over 5,000 acres within two hours.

Deputy Wright and a civilian county employee, Ralph Braodhead, were constructing a firebreak with a bulldozer when the fire overwhelmed them. After radio contact was lost, searchers found their bodies near the bulldozer.

Deputy Wright is survived by his wife and six children. He is buried in Heber City Cemetery.

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"Mickey", you always made me laugh and you were a good teacher to a young officer who didn't always know as much as he thought he did.
You are not forgotten, Brother.

CRO W. F. Bryant
Salt Lake COunty Sheriff's Office
February 7, 2012

 

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