EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah – Earlier this year, the Utah legislature took steps to honor an officer who was killed in the line of duty, and on Tuesday the first signs bearing that officer’s name were installed on the highway.
Eagle Mountain City tweeted a picture Tuesday, show a sign marking State Route 73 as the Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway.
Sgt. Cory Wride of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in January of 2013. The suspects fled after Wride was ambushed, and a police chase spanning multiple counties ensued before the man who allegedly killed Wride was shot and killed by responding officers.
A Utah County Deputy, Greg Sherwood, was also shot during the incident and suffered injuries.
A teen who was in the car with that suspect, Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui, faces charges that include aggravated murder in connection with Wride’s death. She recently rejected a plea deal, click here for details.