Trooper Joseph Samuel Brumett, III

Trooper Joseph Samuel Brumett, III

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Friday, December 11, 1992

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Joseph Samuel Brumett, III

Trooper Brumett was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while recovering a tire from the center divider of I-15.

He was assisting with a multiple-vehicle accident at the time. The driver of the vehicle that struck him then hit two cars, slightly injuring the drivers, and then fled the scene on foot.

The 27-year-old suspect was later apprehended and convicted of hit-and-run, driving without a license, and driving with no insurance and sentenced to 18 months in jail. He was acquitted of negligent homicide.

Trooper Brumett had served with the Utah Highway Patrol for nine months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 18 months

accident scene, hit-and-run

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Trooper Brumett,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Utah. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2022

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