Police Officer Cody Brotherson was struck and killed by a vehicle that was involved in a vehicle pursuit.
An officer from the West Valley City Police Department observed three people walking from a reported stolen vehicle to a nearby apartment complex. The officer then witnessed the same suspects steal another vehicle from the parking lot of the complex. When officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, it fled with officers in pursuit. The officers involved, including Officer Brotherson, attempted to deploy spike strips to stop the stolen vehicle. As they deployed the spike strips, the subject vehicle intentionally turned toward the police officers and struck Officer Brotherson, killing him instantly.
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The subject vehicle continued to flee, then vehicle was involved in a collision several blocks away at which time the three subjects were taken into custody.
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Officer Brotherson served with the West Valley City Police Department for three years. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and fiancee.
Police Officer Cody Brotherson-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, November 6, 2016.
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