SALT LAKE CITY -- It was an honest mistake, Erin Francom wrote on a Facebook page that honors her husband, Agent Jared Daniel Francom.
Nevertheless, Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, and Rep. Brad Dee, R-Washington Terrace, plan to make up for an oversight that excluded Erin Francom from a presentation on Wednesday.
Jenkins said Francom will be at the Legislature on Tuesday to receive copies of House Concurrent Resolution 4, honoring her husband and five other police officers.
Jared Francom, an Ogden police officer and member of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force, died following a Jan. 4 shootout in Ogden.
On Wednesday, Dee and Jenkins introduced the resolution with other officers wounded in the shooting and their family members in attendance. Somehow the invitation did not get to Erin Francom and her children.
"I talked to Mrs. Francom and she's going to try to make it on Tuesday," Jenkins said. "We made a mistake. We don't know how the mistake was made, but we're going to fix it. She was real understanding and nice about it."
Jenkins said when he spoke with Erin Francom she said all she wanted were copies of the resolution to give to her children. Jenkins said he would like her to come to the Senate so he can introduce her on the floor and create a memory for her children.
"We're human," Jenkins said. "We make mistakes."
Dee said he does not know how the invitation did not get to Erin Francom. He said he contacted Ogden city officials before Wednesday's presentation and they were responsible for contacting the officers and families.
She posted on the Facebook page dedicated to her husband, "This was a honest mistake. Everyone involved thought I had already been told, including his family. It was just miscommunication and was not done on purpose."