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Sergeant Cory Blake Wride

Utah County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Cory Blake Wride


God must have had a reason for you to jump on my heart today. I’ve got a photo of Lane Critzer, you, me and the entire K9 Team doing training years ago. You’re standing right next to me. The world lost a great man when you were called home. I see your family posting on here and admire their love and strength for you. From what I’ve read you had a relationship that means you’re waiting for all of us. I hope I get to see you again up there. Until then prayers for all your beautiful family and your LE family. You’re missed but will never be forgotten. Rest easy brother and watch over those left here working the streets. With much respect and love.

Darron Sparks Chief of Police Ret.
Anderson Indiana Police Department

January 31, 2024

Desejo a família, e a todos os amigos do sargento, o mais elevado sentimento de conforto, que a luz de nosso pai celestial esteja sobre os policiais. Com respeito ao servidores da polícia.


March 3, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Wride.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 24, 2022

Meeting with my Corporal today, a young UPS driver in ND walks up wanting to say hi and thank you. Tells us a short story about his dad in UT...Cory Wride.



March 18, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 16, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

I was moved to tears after listening to Sergeant Wride's wife, Nannette, recount her relationship with her husband on the ID channel show. I am so very sorry for your senseless loss. Sergeant Wride was the kind of person we should all strive to be. Prayers for your family as you continue to heal from this tragedy.

Corporal Heather Harris
US Army (Veteran)

March 24, 2018

01/30/2018- Can’t believe it’s been 4 years. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you Dad. This day 4 years ago you were taken from us and replaced with a pain that never left. I am so grateful to have known you and even more grateful for the plan of salvation. Till meet again. Cory B. Wride E.O.W 1/30/14

Nate Mohler

January 30, 2018

I just watched your story on th ID Channel. Sarge your wife sounds like an amazing woman. She sounds strong. Although I can't imagine how she makes it through every minute of every day, I will ask God to watch over her and your children. Rest easy sir.

Heather Duncan

October 23, 2017

To Mrs Cory Blake Wride, my thoughts are with you as I am working on the road at 3:45 am and came across this terrible story. The love you shared with your husband is one few people ever experience and for that I know you are truly blessed. Reflect on his love for you and your family but don't let it consume you. Cherish your life and forever hold on to your wonderful memories and live. That's assuredly how he would want it under these horrific circumstances. I hope the brotherhood is still with you in times of need. Please reach out to them whenever necessary. So sorry for your loss that few could ever imagine. A fellow officer from New England.

Det Lt

April 1, 2017

Cory I stood at your memorial today with your parents, son, daughter in law and grandson. It's hard to believe it's been three years. It is obvious to me that you will never be forgotten. Your family, the county, and the cities of both Eagle Mountain and American Fork have seen to that. We miss you Sarge. I miss my friend.

Deputy James Bingham
Utah County Sheriffs Office

January 30, 2017

Rest well hero. You are not forgotten for your actions. May God continue to watch over you and your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 30, 2017

I must applaud Cory's family for forgiving the accomplice of his killer. It's not easy to do something like that. The girl was ineligible for life without parole or the death penalty due to her young age (although it was unlikely she would have gotten it even if she was older since she was an accomplice)


July 17, 2016

I was reading several of the reflections, some from Sgt. Wride's family, fellow colleagues, and other LEO's across the world that expressed their gratitude for his service. As the 2nd anniversary of Sgt. Wride tragic death approaches, I thought it would be comforting to meditate on God's promise for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. John 5:28,29 reads "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What a wonderful prospect for Sgt. Wride, for he is in God's memory! Soon, all who loved Sgt. Wride can be reunited with him in the very near future in a beautiful Paradise without the affects of wickedness and violence! Sgt Wride's family are in my prayers.

L Toatley ECSII
Orlando Police Department

January 29, 2016

I'll never forget when this happened. About a week prior to this tragic event, my father and I were out rabbit hunting in the West Desert. I remember we passed a Utah County Sheriff's truck, both of us driving different ways. I'll never know if it was Sgt. Wride or not, but I like to think that it was, doing what he loved, keeping the people safe in that remote area of Utah County. My best friend was dispatching when this took place, and the number of officers who responded from multiple agencies shows how strong and unbreakable the bond is between brothers in law enforcement. May you forever Rest in Peace, God has special places in Heaven for those killed in the line of duty.

Jake Honeycutt
Thankful resident of Orem, UT

September 9, 2015

Sgt. Wride,

Justice was done for you yesterday, the person who was an accomplice to your murder was put away for a long time.

I know that won't bring you back, and I know your family still misses you brother. I just hope you know how much your service meant to this country and how proud we all are to have had someone like you sharing this profession with us.

Heroes live forever, you will always be remembered. Rest in peace Cory, until we see you again Sheepdog.


July 9, 2015

Dad.. It's close enough to father's day.. You are truly missed. And are the greatest dad any son could ask for.. You are a shinung example of father and husband I want to be to my kids and wife. You truly were there is a time of need, you were so one I could count on and you inspired me to make something of myself. You have a testimony of the gospel that is unshaven and has inspired mine. I will miss calling you and asking for blessing. Love you dad. You are my hero and a hero to many others. Love ya forever.. Your son

Chance wride

June 19, 2015

I had the honor and privilege of meeting your wonderful family during this years Police Unity Tour. Your wife is one of the most amazing, strong and determined individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was so amazing and determined to finish the ride for you and she did it. I got to see her cross into the memorial and cried because I knew what she had to go through to get there. Your family and wife, as I'm sure they always have and always will, did you proud sir. Rest In Peace.

Michelle Rubio

May 20, 2015

She was found guilty Sarge !!!! As your saddened widow said, "The justice system that Cory believed in has served us well," "While there are no winners in this whole thing and it's really sad as far as everyone is concerned, we are very grateful for the attorneys that spent endless hours and the heroes that brought that thin blue line down on Meagan and Jose Garcia, and the witnesses that came forward with such great courage. Justice and truth prevailed."

RIP you fine HERO.....we shall never forget !!!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 10, 2015

Thank you for your service, dedication & sacrifice to the people of Utah.There is no greater love then that of someone that gives their life in the service of others & may God bless your family in the sacrifice they have given. Never forgotten Remembering Sgt. Cory Wride UCSO EOW 1/30/14


January 31, 2015

Sgt. Wride,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the UTARNG as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 30, 2015

Cory in just a couple of weeks it will be a year since you were shot just a mile from my home. You were one of the first friends I made after being hired by the Sheriff's Office. I drive by your memorial daily. I miss you Brother.

Deputy James Bingham
Utah County Sheriffs Office

January 15, 2015

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Rest in peace my brother, the Lord has taken you home to watch over your family from above.

sergeant barton
garden city pd

January 5, 2015

Rest in Peace, my brother of the Badge! God Bless your family, friends and Department.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 22, 2014

I am a recruit in class 403 with the Los Angeles County sheriff's department. Deputy Wride thank you for your service to the community may you rest in peace. Know that you will never be forgotten. My condolences goes out to the entire family God bless you.


October 1, 2014

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