CENTERVILLE, Utah (News4Utah) – Funeral services were held Saturday for a Centerville police officer who died last week after complications from a motorcycle accident in September.
The services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church in Syracuse at 12 p.m. Graveside services were held at Washington Heights Memorial Park in Ogden.
Officer Jason Read, 40, had been in the hospital since September 23rd after he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle.
Centerville Police Chief Paul Child said Read had been making headway in his recovery, but “unexpectedly passed away” Tuesday morning.
He leaves behind a wife and three kids.
Officer Read began his career in law enforcement with Centerville Police in 2005. He was currently assigned to patrol as a Police Officer III and Field Training Officer. Child said Read was off-duty at the time of his accident.
Chief Child said Read worked with a K-9 officer for three years and was also assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing unit for a portion of his career where he worked on a wide variety of community crime-related issues.
“Officer Read had an incredible memory for names, faces, license plate numbers and other important information that made him a very effective officer. [He] was the recipient of many awards and decorations and was a positive influence in many lives of those he served in the community as a police officer,” Chief Child stated. “We are all deeply shocked and saddened at his passing.”
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