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3 Questions with Bob Evans: WVC Police Chief Lee Russo

Posted at 10:04 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 00:04:03-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- It's been two weeks since the death of Officer Cody Brotherson, and he was the first officer killed in the line of duty in the history of the West Valley City Police Department.

His death had a profound effect on the department and the community, and this week Chief Lee Russo sat down with Bob Evans to discuss the tragedy and the reaction. See the video above for his interview, including his answers to the 3 Questions listed below:

  1. When you got  the call about Officer Brotherson, what went through your mind and heart?
  2. In your experience, is there a difference between Utah and other communities in terms of the support they offer in the face of such tragedies?
  3. When you took the job as chief three years ago, you had an uphill battle in terms of restoring the community's trust. How difficult has that been, and do you feel like you've been successful?