SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – A deputy county attorney jumped to his death early Monday morning.
Salt Lake City police confirmed Chad Platt died after falling from a parking garage located near 81 East and 300 South.
Police spokesman Greg Wilking said officers responded to a call at around 5:30 a.m.
Platt was a deputy county attorney with the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office.
“Chad was a valued colleague and friend,” said Sim Gill, Salt Lake’s District Attorney. “We are heartbroken to learn of his death yesterday morning. It would be highly inappropriate and disrespectful both to him and to his family to speculate on whatever Chad may or may not have been thinking. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
At his home in Sugarhouse, neighbors said they were surprised to see police at Platt’s home early Friday morning.
“There was a no-knock warrant,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.
There were visible marks on Platt’s front door indicating where police may have used a battering ram to enter his home.
He said police were at the home the entire day.
“No one had uniforms but they had weapons,” said Amie, another neighbor who didn’t want her last name used.
She said they wore jackets with the name “police” written on their backs. She also said one of the men wore a patch on the jacket that said “Internet Crime”.
“They just said they were serving a search warrant,” she said. “They were in the house for a long time from about six a.m. until one in the afternoon,” she said.
Another neighbor said a large police RV was parked out on the street. He said police were taking items into the RV including a hard drive of a computer.
A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office had no comment.