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Police Officer Cody James Brotherson | West Valley City Police Department, Utah West Valley City Police Department, Utah

Police Officer

Cody James Brotherson

West Valley City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 8444

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Three in custody

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Police Officer Cody Brotherson was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle that was being pursued by other officers.

An officer from the West Valley City Police Department observed three people walking from a stolen vehicle to a nearby apartment complex in the 4100 block of South Redwood Road. The officer then witnessed the suspect steal a vehicle from the parking lot of the complex. When officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, it fled with officers in pursuit. Officers, including Officer Brotherson, attempted to deploy spike strips near 4100 South and Redwood Road. As they deployed the spike strips, the subject vehicle veered toward the officers and struck Officer Brotherson, killing him.

The subject vehicle continued to flee after striking Officer Brotherson. It was involved in a collision several blocks away and three subjects were taken into custody.

Officer Brotherson served with the West Valley City Police Department for three years. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and fiancee.

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Officer Brotherson,
You do not know me... We never met but you have impacted my life greatly. The day of your funeral I attended with my father... it really hit home and even though I am not a police officer I felt the brotherhood and sisterhood very strongly and I couldn't hold back the tears. I have taken an interest to go to the police academy but that night after I got home... I knew in my heart that there is no doubt about it. Thank you for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. When I become a LEO, everything I do will be in your honor. You will always be remembered, sir. Rest in Peace.

Son of LEO
July 24, 2017


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