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PAROWAN, Utah — Sheriffs and Police Chiefs from eight Utah law enforcement agencies jointly sent a letter to Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett last month in which they requested a meeting with Garrett to address several concerns. In the letter, which is dated February 13 and obtained by FOX 13 on ...
The Sevier County Jail, along with most other jails in the state, has released its standards and practices for public inspection. Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis said there were some complications that made it difficult to release the document in full. “A lot of the information in that document is proprietary,” ...

Jen Knellinger, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Wing Civil Air Patrol, said a Civil Air Patrol plane provided information on the electronic transmitter signal that guided crews from the Colorado Wing and the San Juan County, Utah, Sheriff's Office to within 50 feet of the wreckage. Ground teams found the ...
The Utah Sheriff's Association recently posted on its website a redacted version of its operating standards. This came after media and civil liberties groups sought to find out why Utah had higher than average in-custody deaths. Weiler's bill passed a committee unanimously Thursday and now moves to the ...
The Utah Sheriff's Association made an announcement on Jan. ... In addition to the statement that they will release the majority of jail standards moving forward, Utah sheriffs are now forming a committee with the Utah Department of Corrections to develop a next-generation set of jail and prison standards ...
Nathan J. Fish, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 5:20 p.m. MT Jan. 9, 2018 | Updated 8:39 p.m. MT Jan. 9, 2018. Gerald Salcido (Photo: Utah County Sheriff's Office). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. A former Mesa police officer who has been working for the Utah County Sheriff's Office was ...

In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, photo, Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, sits on the House floor, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Ray said Sept. 11, 2017, he is proposing legislation for 2018 to protect sheriff's offices from what he says is micromanagement from county commissions.
The Sevier County Jail, along with most other jails in the state, has released its standards and practices for public inspection. Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis said there were some complications that made it difficult to release the document in full. “A lot of the information in that document is proprietary,” ...
When prisoners die in secret, the public cannot hold Utah sheriffs responsible. But it keeps happening, and it's easy to understand why. Because nothing compels sheriffs to report in-custody deaths. Nothing forces them to accept responsibility for prisoners who suffer fatal injuries in their jails. So they don't.
The Utah Sheriff's Association made an announcement on Jan. ... In addition to the statement that they will release the majority of jail standards moving forward, Utah sheriffs are now forming a committee with the Utah Department of Corrections to develop a next-generation set of jail and prison standards ...
Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County, Utah, sheriff's office, said two people in a research helicopter trying to capture an elk with a net escaped with minor injuries when the animal leaped into the chopper's tail rotor as it flew about 10 feet above the ground, killing the elk and causing the copter to crash.
A pair of Australian aerial elk-wranglers found out how dangerous their job can be when an elk they were trying to net leaped up and knocked their helicopter, causing it to crash. The pilot and passenger suffered only minor cuts and bruises. The elk did not survive. Wasatch County, Utah, Sheriff's Deputy ...
(Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo) Gary DeLand, former Salt Lake County jail administrator, talks during a news conference from The Utah Sheriffs' Association responding to pressure to see the guidelines every jail in Utah follows to run jails and protect inmates. The news conference was held at the Utah ...
Further, I made it clear to him that I personally believe that the Utah Sheriffs' Association should make the Standards public; however, I do not have those standards to provide. We access them in an online format with the proprietary rationale and justification, which has been the issue in releasing them.
The Utah Sheriffs' Association has decided to publicly release the bulk of its Utah Jail Standards, the policy framework that was kept secret because of a private consultant's proprietary business interests. The sheriffs' decision follows two years of building controversy over deaths in Utah's county jails and ...
In addition to several seasoned prosecutors within the AGO who unanimously recommended prosecution, a rural county attorney screened the case by request of the Utah Sheriffs Association. That rural county attorney made an independent recommendation for prosecution. We appreciate the support of the law ...
... state our case as simply as possible — no matter what else happens this session, Utah needs to begin passing laws that lay the groundwork for open, effective and enforceable jail standards. Because, as the numbers show, the voluntary standards developed by the Utah Sheriffs' Association do not work.

... state our case as simply as possible — no matter what else happens this session, Utah needs to begin passing laws that lay the groundwork for open, effective and enforceable jail standards. Because, as the numbers show, the voluntary standards developed by the Utah Sheriffs' Association do not work.
Gregory Hayes, 33, of Layton, pictured here with his children, died at the Davis County Jail on Dec. 14, 2017, authorities said. Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen said his office is investigating the death. STANDARD-EXAMINER EDITORIAL. Gregory Leigh Hayes didn't even make it to his cell.
Utah authorities are defending the actions of four sheriff's deputies and a police officer who fired 75 shots at an armed murder suspect fleeing in a stolen pickup truck last month. The suspect, Arturo Ray Gallemore-Jimenez, 37, was shot three times in the Dec. 20, 2017, incident but survived the barrage of ...
SPANISH FORK Utah (ABC4 Utah) - Sheriff deputies fired more than 75-rounds at a driver who managed to stay alive. It's new information provided by the Utah County sheriff who on Wednesday released video from officers involved during the I-15 freeway shooting in December. The driver, Arturo ...
Gerald Salcido, 63, was arrested on a charge of inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor in 1995. According to Fox 13, police said the case against the Utah County sheriff's deputy was reopened when a witness came forward last year. Salcido allegedly committed the crimes when he lived in Mesa, Ariz., ...
Dozens of other Utah organizations have also called for stronger tools to address crimes targeting groups, including the Statewide Association of Prosecutors, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, the Utah Sentencing Commission and Utah Sheriff's Association. Prosecutors have said the current law is ...
Gerald Salcido, 63, was arrested on a charge of inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor in 1995. According to Fox 13, police said the case against the Utah County sheriff's deputy was reopened when a witness came forward last year. Salcido allegedly committed the crimes when he lived in Mesa, Ariz., ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A report from a new witness prompted officials to reopen a sex assault cold case against a Utah County sheriff's deputy, according to law enforcement in Arizona. "This is a great example of someone coming forward with new information leading to the arrest of a dangerous sexual ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A report from a new witness prompted officials to reopen a sex assault cold case against a Utah County sheriff's deputy, according to law enforcement in Arizona. "This is a great example of someone coming forward with new information leading to the arrest of a dangerous sexual ...
“Other communities have been … saying that they would like the state to do more to have legislation that is defensible and among those are the [Utah] Association of Prosecutors, the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Utah Sheriff's Association.” Efforts have been made in recent years to replace ...
UTAH DEPUTY ARRESTED: A 63-year-old Utah sheriff's deputy has been arrested after being accused in Arizona of sexual conduct with a minor. — IMMIGRATION FACILITY-WYOMING: A Utah-based private prison company is proposing to build an immigration detention facility in southwest Wyoming.
OREM, Utah (AP) - A 63-year-old Utah sheriff's deputy has been arrested after being accused in Arizona of sexual conduct with a minor. The Utah County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Gerald Salcido was placed on unpaid administrative leave after being charged in Arizona's Maricopa County on allegations ...
SALT LAKE CITY — Their lawsuit targets only the Davis County Jail, but Cynthia Farnham-Stella and her attorneys hope it will catalyze improvements to prevent inmate deaths throughout Utah. “My daughter, I hope, will be the last one,” said Farnham-Stella, mother of Heather Miller, who died after a ...
A Utah sheriff's deputy is being called a hero after smashing his way into a frozen pond to save an 8-year-old boy trapped under the ice on Christmas Day. The child fell into the water after chasing his dog. "I knew exactly what I was getting into when I went into the water,” Washington County Sheriff's Sgt.
Police: 2-Year-Old Utah Girl Killed by Sibling Handling Gun. A Utah sheriff's office says a 2-year-old girl has died after she was fatally shot while her sibling was handling a gun. Dec. 11, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.. Police: 2-Year-Old Utah Girl Killed by Sibling Handling Gun ...
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, photo, Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, sits on the House floor, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Ray said Sept. 11, 2017, he is proposing legislation for 2018 to protect sheriff's offices from what he says is micromanagement from county commissions.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Colorado woman is dead and five other people are injured after a nighttime explosion on a houseboat along the Utah-Arizona border, authorities said Thursday. A generator exploded about 10 p.m. Wednesday as a large group that included about 20 other people vacationed on a ...
A northern Utah Sheriff has resigned and the state's attorney general is looking into allegations of possible mistreatment of inmates at the Daggett County Jail. Daggett County jail cells are empty and now the county is without a Sheriff. In February, the Utah Department of Corrections pulled 80 inmates and ...
San Juan County, Utah - The Civil Air Patrol has confirmed that a Canadian plane that took off from Grand Junction Thursday morning and then disappeared has been found in Utah, near the Colorado border, and there no survivors. The small engine plane landed in Grand Junction Wednesday night due to ...
The Utah Sheriff's Association recently posted on its website a redacted version of its operating standards. This came after media and civil liberties groups sought to find out why Utah had higher than average in-custody deaths. Weiler's bill passed a committee unanimously Thursday and now moves to the ...
LEWISTON, Utah — A 19-year-old man from this town along the Idaho-Utah border was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual crimes involving several underage victims as well as pets. According to a press release issued by Cache County, Utah, Sheriff Chad Jensen, Christopher Ryan VanDam is ...
Precious Herrera, 10, holds a picture of her mother Marion Herrera before mourning her death during a candlelight vigil at Monroe Park in Ogden on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Herrera died on May 22nd while in custody at the Weber County Jail.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah County sheriff's deputy has been extradited to Arizona to face charges of sexually abusing two children who reported allegations against him more than two decades ago. The case also cost him his job, a sheriff's office spokesman said Tuesday. Gerald Salcido, 63, is charged in ...
“Other communities have been … saying that they would like the state to do more to have legislation that is defensible and among those are the [Utah] Association of Prosecutors, the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Utah Sheriff's Association.” Efforts have been made in recent years to replace ...
In the early 90s, the non-profit trade group Utah Sheriff's Association asked DeLand to write a set of policies for governing Utah jails. He'd just retired from his post as executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections. At the time, DeLand said, inmate lawsuits made up a quarter of all new filings in the ...
The remains of a cabin with an explosive-filled bunker nearby found during the Brian Head fire in Utah in summer 2017. (Iron County, Utah, Sheriff's Office). The remains of a cabin with an explosive-filled bunker nearby found during the Brian Head fire in Utah in summer 2017. (Iron County, Utah, Sheriff's ...
... fearing doomsday spent 30 years building bunkers. 1 / 2. Back to Gallery. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A doomsday-fearing Utah man in his 80s spent more than 30 years building a stockpile of guns, grenades and food in scattered bunkers and cabins he illegally built in the wilderness, a Utah sheriff's office ...
DeLand, who works for the Utah Sheriffs' Association as the jail operations director and guides counties on jail issues, didn't respond to requests for comment on the possible legislation. The legislation has the support of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, which has focused on the secret standards ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has tossed a case against the San Juan County sheriff accused of pointing an unloaded rifle at his deputy and ...
PAROWAN, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah sheriff's deputies have arrested two women in a stolen vehicle who led officers on a high-speed chase on Interstate 15. The sheriff's office says a deputy spotted a stolen 2013 Lincoln MKS traveling northbound on I-15 about 20 miles north of Cedar City shortly after 2 ...
The award, presented jointly by the Utah Sheriff's Association and the Utah Search and Rescue Association, is awarded to a search and rescue ...
Deputies with the Iron County, Utah, Sheriff's Office took Thompson into custody on unrelated charges, which he will face before facing the ...
Before accepting the chief job in Preston, Peterson worked as a lieutenant with the Cache County, Utah sheriff's office. Peterson has more than ...


 

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