On behalf of the International Footprint Association, which promotes respect and cooperation between areas of law enforcement, I, along with local chapter 27, would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the brave officers who were invloved in the January 5, 2012 Ogden Shooting. The tragic shooting occurred when twelve members of the Weber-Morgan Strike Force were serving a warrant at a home on Jackson Avenue.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Jared Francom, who died early Thursday morning as a result of the shooting. Jared Francom will not be forgotten. We also extend our sincere support, respect and best wishes to Nate Hutchinson, Kasey Burrell, Shawn Grogan, Michael Rounkles and Jason Vanderwarf, who were also injured in the incident. Our community is a better place because of your service.
We appreciate the dedication, sacrifice and hard work these officers, and all law enforcement personnel, put in each day to ensure the safety and protection of our great cities. We would like to express our appreciation to the other agencies in the area that so willingly stepped in to assist their fellow officers so they could have time off to grieve and re-group.
In closing, we would also like to mention the positive support this incident has generated in our community. The Ogden shooting will forever be etched in our hearts and minds, and as tragic and heartbreaking as it is, there has also been so much love and support shown to our community statewide. We are grateful that we live in a community that is willing to pull together under such horrific circumstances.
We have proudly made a donation at the Bank of Utah towards the officers and their families.
2nd vice president
International Footprint Association
Local chapter 27