UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – It has been five years since the killing of Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride, today, ABC4 reflects back on stories written in his honor.
We have attached ten of the most important stories covered about Sgt. Cory Wride throughout the years. While there were dozens more, we wanted to reflect on his life, his love for his family and his career.
As the years have gone by, it is apparent that Wride’s family, the community and law enforcement from all around the country has made good on the promise to “never forget” the sacrifice Wride made.
Eagle Mountain City dedicated this week to remembering “a friend who paid the ultimate price in service to our community”.
Starting last Monday through the remainder of the week, the City will display blue lights around city hall and on the sign at Cory B. Wride Memorial Park.
“Please take a moment to give thanks for his service. We wish his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in uniform peace.”
On January 30th, 2014 investigators say Sgt. Wride was shot and killed by Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui during a traffic stop. Garcia-Juaregui wounded another Sheriff’s Department officer before he was later killed by police following a high-speed chase. 17-year-old Meaghan Gunwald who was with Garcia-Juaregui was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.