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Weber strike force commander lauds tactical safety measures

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 4 2014 - 4:13pm

OGDEN -- Two years have passed since the chaotic shootout that occurred when cops, armed with guns and a search warrant, busted down the side door of Matthew Stewart's home to seize 16 marijuana plants.By the end of that terrifying night -- Jan. 4, 2012 -- the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force had lost one officer and another five were wounded,...

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2 years after Stewart shootout: Ogden police chief speaks out

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 3 2014 - 4:04pm

OGDEN -- It's not an easy night to forget nor is it easy to talk about, but it has already gone down as the most horrific event to ever happen to the Ogden Police Department. Two years after the incident, Ogden Police Chief Mike Ashment wants to clear the air and several misconceptions about the Jan. 4, 2012 shootout that took the life of Officer...

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Evidence includes Stewart’s interview audiotapes from hospital bed

This Weber County Attorney’s Office evidence photo from the Ogden home of Matthew David Stewart shows Stewart dressed in what may have been a Halloween costume. The red sticks that look like dynamite are actually painted PVC pipe.

Tim Gurrister
Jun 26 2013 - 12:20am

OGDEN -- A huge cache of evidence released this week by prosecutors includes video of police interviews of Matthew David Stewart the day after his shootout with police serving a pot warrant at his home.Stewart was wounded along with six officers, one fatally. He is at times not clearly heard on the tapes, but a summary of his first interview says...

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Officials: Accused cop-killer Stewart refused jail’s mental health services, committed suicide

At the Weber County Building in Ogden on Friday, Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson talks with the media about Matthew David Stewart’s suicide. Stewart fired on officers serving a “knock and announce” search warrant in January 2012, killing one officer and injuring six others. He was facing trial next April and the possibility of the death penalty, plus on Wednesday, a judge denied a challenge by Stewart’s defense team that the warrant was obtained illegally. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
May 25 2013 - 12:02am

OGDEN -- Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force officers serving a "knock and announce" search warrant on Matthew David Stewart's Ogden home Jan. 4, 2012, were clearly identifiable and, in spite of it, were fired on multiple times by Stewart, resulting in one officer's death and a half-dozen officers being wounded, says Weber County Attorney Dee...

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Video shows officers scrambling for vests as shots ring out

A screen grab of video released Monday of the Jan. 4 police shootout at the home of Matthew David Stewart at 3268 Jackson Ave.

Scott Schwebke
Apr 16 2012 - 10:42pm

OGDEN -- The Ogden Police Department released a new dash-cam video Monday of a deadly Jan. 4 shootout that provides a closer look at patrol officers scrambling to retrieve bulletproof vests from their vehicles while gunfire rings out around them. The Standard-Examiner obtained the latest two hour and 20 minute video through a state public records...

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Video shows police removing Stewart from crime scene

(Courtesy photo) Police stand around accused police shooter Matthew David Stewart laying on the street after carrying him out of his house in the frame grab from a Riverdale Police car dashboard camera.

Scott Schwebke
Apr 10 2012 - 7:22pm

OGDEN -- Policemen dragging wounded shooting suspect Matthew Stewart into the street is among the stark images on dash-cam video released Tuesday of a fatal Jan. 4 drug raid. The Standard-Examiner obtained videos from the Riverdale and South Ogden police departments through a public records request. In addition, the newspaper received seven Ogden...

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Video shows police transporting Michael Rounkles to the hospital

Staff
Apr 10 2012 - 10:11am

The video at left shows police transporting injured Ogden police officer Michael Rounkles to the hospital after he sustained a gunshot wound during a Jan. 4 drug raid at the home of alleged shooter Matthew David Stewart in Ogden.

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Video shows chaotic scene at fatal raid, shooting

(Courtesy) A video frame grab from a police car dash camera during the Matthew Stewart police shooting in Ogden.

Scott Schwebke
Apr 9 2012 - 5:10pm

Click here to see video of officer Michael Rounkles being transported to the hospital OGDEN -- The scene unfolds in stark black and white, with a police car barreling through ghostly streets in east-central Ogden en route to six officers shot during a Jan. 4 drug raid. Exclusive dash-cam video obtained Monday by the Standard-Examiner through a...

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Community honors policeman's ultimate sacrifice

Ogden Master Officer Trina Gerry fights back tears as she tenderly touches the casket of Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom at the Ogden City Cemetery on Wednesday. Officers left white gloves on the casket. (ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner)

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Jan 12 2012 - 12:50am

OGDEN -- Dozens of police motorcycles wound their way into the Ogden City Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, leading a procession to honor the passing of one of their own.

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Francom remembered for his humor, love of life

Officers lift the casket onto a fire engine after the funeral for Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom at the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Wednesday. Francom was killed last week in the line of duty, and five other Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force officers were wounded. (ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)

Tim Gurrister
Jan 11 2012 - 2:23pm

OGDEN -- Jared Francom was remembered Wednesday as a good-humored bear of a man with a spiritual side who nonetheless loved the adrenaline rush of adventure.

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Evidence includes Stewart’s interview audiotapes from hospital bed

This Weber County Attorney’s Office evidence photo from the Ogden home of Matthew David Stewart shows Stewart dressed in what may have been a Halloween costume. The red sticks that look like dynamite are actually painted PVC pipe.

Tim Gurrister
Jun 26 2013 - 12:20am

OGDEN -- A huge cache of evidence released this week by prosecutors includes video of police interviews of Matthew David Stewart the day after his shootout with police serving a pot warrant at his home.Stewart was wounded along with six officers, one fatally. He is at times not clearly heard on the tapes, but a summary of his first interview says...

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Officials: Accused cop-killer Stewart refused jail’s mental health services, committed suicide

At the Weber County Building in Ogden on Friday, Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson talks with the media about Matthew David Stewart’s suicide. Stewart fired on officers serving a “knock and announce” search warrant in January 2012, killing one officer and injuring six others. He was facing trial next April and the possibility of the death penalty, plus on Wednesday, a judge denied a challenge by Stewart’s defense team that the warrant was obtained illegally. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
May 25 2013 - 12:02am

OGDEN -- Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force officers serving a "knock and announce" search warrant on Matthew David Stewart's Ogden home Jan. 4, 2012, were clearly identifiable and, in spite of it, were fired on multiple times by Stewart, resulting in one officer's death and a half-dozen officers being wounded, says Weber County Attorney Dee...

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GALLERY: Memorial unveiled for fallen Ogden police officers

Ogden City Police Chief Mike Ashment hugs Erin Francom, wife of slain Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom, during the dedication of a memorial for fallen Ogden City Police Officers in Ogden Wednesday, July 17, 2012. (MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner)

Matthew Arden Hatfield
Jul 18 2012 - 2:10pm

A memorial is unveiled for fallen Ogden City Police Officers in Ogden Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

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Video shows officers scrambling for vests as shots ring out

A screen grab of video released Monday of the Jan. 4 police shootout at the home of Matthew David Stewart at 3268 Jackson Ave.

Scott Schwebke
Apr 16 2012 - 10:42pm

OGDEN -- The Ogden Police Department released a new dash-cam video Monday of a deadly Jan. 4 shootout that provides a closer look at patrol officers scrambling to retrieve bulletproof vests from their vehicles while gunfire rings out around them. The Standard-Examiner obtained the latest two hour and 20 minute video through a state public records...

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Video shows police removing Stewart from crime scene

(Courtesy photo) Police stand around accused police shooter Matthew David Stewart laying on the street after carrying him out of his house in the frame grab from a Riverdale Police car dashboard camera.

Scott Schwebke
Apr 10 2012 - 7:22pm

OGDEN -- Policemen dragging wounded shooting suspect Matthew Stewart into the street is among the stark images on dash-cam video released Tuesday of a fatal Jan. 4 drug raid. The Standard-Examiner obtained videos from the Riverdale and South Ogden police departments through a public records request. In addition, the newspaper received seven Ogden...

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Video shows police transporting Michael Rounkles to the hospital

Staff
Apr 10 2012 - 10:11am

The video at left shows police transporting injured Ogden police officer Michael Rounkles to the hospital after he sustained a gunshot wound during a Jan. 4 drug raid at the home of alleged shooter Matthew David Stewart in Ogden.

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Video shows chaotic scene at fatal raid, shooting

(Courtesy) A video frame grab from a police car dash camera during the Matthew Stewart police shooting in Ogden.

Scott Schwebke
Apr 9 2012 - 5:10pm

Click here to see video of officer Michael Rounkles being transported to the hospital OGDEN -- The scene unfolds in stark black and white, with a police car barreling through ghostly streets in east-central Ogden en route to six officers shot during a Jan. 4 drug raid. Exclusive dash-cam video obtained Monday by the Standard-Examiner through a...

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GALLERY: Court appearance of Matthew David Stewart 02/07/12

Matthew David Stewart, 37, appears before Judge Noel Hyde Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 in 2nd District Court in Ogden, Utah. Prosecutors have charged Matthew David Stewart with one count of capital murder, seven counts of attempted aggravated murder, and marijuana cultivation after a deadly Jan. 4 shootout at his Ogden home. Weber-Morgan Narcotics Task Force Agent Jared Francom was killed in the shooting. Five other officers were injured. (Leah Hogsten/Pool Photo)

The Associated Press
Feb 7 2012 - 6:26pm

Matthew David Stewart, 37, appears before Judge Noel Hyde Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 in 2nd District Court in Ogden, Utah.

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