Local starts petition for street name change after Ogden Super Grocery murder

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – More than 1600 people have signed a petition to change a street name in Ogden after grocery store owner, Satnam Singh who was shot and killed earlier this week. 

Jesse Redden grew up in Ogden and put together a petition on change.org. He’s calling for 675 North Street to be renamed “Satnam Singh Drive” in memory of the Super Grocery Store owner killed Sunday night.

“Hearing all the stories from everyone else, and just all the little things and the big things he did, I hadn’t heard one bad thing about him,” says Redden.

“He’s our neighborhood hero, he deserves that,” says Kevin Richard of Ogden.

Tuesday afternoon, Ogden detectives and the homicide task force showed up at 900 North Street and Liberty Ave to detain a person of interest believed to be the one who killed Singh.

“Detectives, and homicide task force and the county attorney’s office is working tirelessly to get to that point where we can give more information to the community,” says Brian Eynon of the Ogden Police Department.

An uncle of the person taken into custody tells ABC4, “the whole community is heartbroken, it’s hard for us too. I hope the community understands what we’re going through too, our family knew the man it was obviously a shock.”

Redden says he plans to bring an official petition to the city so Singh’s legacy can live on this street, forever.

“I need to get the people on 675 to sign that petition, because there is a process through Ogden city to take care of this,” says Redden.

Ogden City officials tell ABC4 they appreciate what the community is doing for the family and anticipate the street name to go through an official process.

If you are interested in signing the petition, you can do so here.

Courtesy: Singh Family

The Satnam Singh Family released an official public statement of thanks.

“It is with grateful hearts that we thank each and everyone of you for the love and support you have shown our family. Thank you to our extended family, friends, customers, and the community of Ogden. We have been overwhelmed by your outpouring of kindness and generosity.

​We also extend our gratitude and thanks to the officers, detectives, and C.S.I. of Ogden. We appreciate their hard work and tireless efforts to restore justice to our family. Lastly, we would like to thank the media for their sensitivity to our situation. 

​Twenty-one years of a community legacy represents a lifetime of tradition, faith, honor, and love. We encourage everyone to continue Satnam Singh’s legacy of love. He truly made all people who crossed his path, his people. Following his example, we invite all who wish to join us to a public viewing.

​The public viewing will be held on Friday, March 05, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.-8:0pm. at Lindquist Mortuary 3408 Washington Blvd. 84401 For the love and safety of the family we ask that all who attend to please wear a mask and please refrain from hugging and other physical contact with the family. In honor of the deceased’s traditions and faith we also ask that all in attendance wear a head covering such as a hat or a scarf during the viewing.” 

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