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Chief Deputy Alma P. Sorensen | Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Chief Deputy

Alma P. Sorensen

Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch: Thursday, August 27, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Killed in crash

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Chief Deputy Alma Sorensen and Police Officer Edwin Edwards, of the Logan City Police Department, were killed in an automobile accident when a juvenile prisoner they were transporting began to struggle with them.

The officers were transporting two boys to the Utah State Reform School, in Ogden, when one of the boys grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to veer into oncoming traffic. The patrol car was struck head-on, killing Chief Deputy Sorenson, Officer Edwards, and one of the prisoners.

Chief Deputy Sorensen had served with the Cache County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.

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Police Officer Edwin Edwards
Logan City Police Department, Utah
End of Watch: Thursday, August 27, 1959
Cause: Vehicular assault

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 17, 2013

 

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