Chief Deputy Alma P. Sorensen

Chief Deputy Alma P. Sorensen

Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, August 27, 1959

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Alma P. Sorensen

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.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in crash

juvenile

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Chief Deputy Sorensen,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cache County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2019

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