HERRIMAN, Utah — Tony and Katherine Butterfield were laid to rest in the Herriman Cemetery on Saturday, just one week after the husband and wife were shot and killed in their West Jordan home.
“Tony and Katherine were beacons of light and goodness,” Katherine's brother Cameron Crane said in an emotional public statement shortly after their funeral services, "committed disciples of Jesus Christ who touched countless lives because of their friendships and love.”
He stated that the family has no ill will for the suspect, Albert Enoch Johnson, or his family.
“Our families believe in the laws of mercy and justice, and we are confident that the laws of justice will prevail. But we will focus on the loss of mercy," Crane said. "We pray that the family of the perpetrator will feel that same mercy in their lives.”
He also expressed the graduate of all of his family for law enforcement and their roles.
"From the onset of this tragedy, the West Jordan Police Department has shown concern for the children and our families as they executed their professional service and communication," he said.
Currently, the family's GoFundMe page has raised over $240,000, all of which will be going to securing a bright future for Tony and Katherine’s three children, all ages four and younger.
“Your generosity will absolutely make a profound difference in their lives,” Crane said. “We invite all to live like Tony and Katherine… Be the light, spread the light.”
Watch his full statement here: