Trooper Joseph Samuel Brumett, III

Trooper Joseph Samuel Brumett, III

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Friday, December 11, 1992

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 fled the scene on foot. The suspect was later apprehended and convicted of hit-and-run and driving without a license.

Trooper Brumett had been with the agency for nine months and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

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I just retired after 35 years with South Salt Lake Fire. We had just left the scene of the accident and were pulling into the station when we received the call of a trooper down. Life Flight was dispatched and everything possible was done to save Joey Every year on that faithful day I say a prayer for Joey and his family His humor, smile, and dedication to serve is missed. A brother gone to soon.

Battalion Chief Retiered
South Salt Lake City Fire

May 19, 2018

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