January 31, 2014

Cory Wride - Law Enforcement - Utah

Sergeant Cory Wride, of Benjamin, Utah, died in the line of duty on January 30, 2014, on Highway 73, near Eagle Mountain, Utah.

Cory was a member of the Utah County Sheriff's Office.  He had almost 20 years of service.

Officer Wride was on patrol and stopped to check on what he believed was an abandoned vehicle. A subject near the scene opened fire with a high-powered rifle, fatally wounding Sergeant Wride before he was able to exit his patrol car. Officer Wride died at the scene.  

The suspect was chased for 50 miles across two counties.  He shot another Deputy Sheriff, Greg Sherwood, age 38, who remains in critical condition following surgery.  The suspect also shot at several motorists but did not hit any of them. 

The suspect, Jose Angel Garcia Juaregui, age 27, was shot by Law Enforcement officers and remains in critical condition at the time of this posting. 

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. 

Cory's family are deeply mourning his death and will forever miss him.  He comes from a close family who are always involved with each other.

Cory had built a house on his grandfather's farm in the community of Benjamin, and
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owned horses and a few cows. 

Cory was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Family members describe him as a good man who was helpful and concerned about others.  He was an upstanding person and law enforcement officer. 

Cory is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his five children.

Thank you for your service to the public, Cory.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen. 

Pray that Cory is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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