Family of slain Salt Lake City Police officer wants justice

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SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The granddaughter of a slain police officer murdered inside his home is speaking out and demanding answers.

Kevin Meik, a retired officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department, was shot and killed on January 29th, 2014. 

“I mean, who would just go into someone’s house and shoot them for no reason?” asked Cecila Sargent, the granddaughter of Kevin Meik. “There’s a reason and somebody knows why. Somebody knows who and how,” she added.

Sargent says she won’t stay quiet while her grandfather’s suspected killer is still “out running the streets.”

“He served our streets just like all these other cops out here that have been shot and murdered and no one is trying to find out what happened.”

ABC4 News went to Sgt. Jason Nielsen with the Sandy Police Department for an update on the case.

“We haven’t given up. We won’t give up on this case.”

He wants the Meik’s family to know that investigators are doing everything in their power to help them get justice, including consulting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for insight.

“We did gather evidence, we did gather forensics, we followed up on leads, we talked with family members, we exhausted a lot of resources as far as that goes. We’ve done a lot,” explained Nielsen.

“With homicides in particular, it’s a case that you have to build. You don’t want to arrest the wrong person. We don’t want to violate anyone’s rights. We have to make sure all of our ducks are in a row before we make an arrest.”

If you know anything that will help lead to an arrest, call Sand Police at (801) 799-3000.

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