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Ballooning sheriff's costs shock smaller Weber cities

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 22 2013 - 8:21am

OGDEN -- Rising rates have roused rumblings among several of the eight cities that contract with the Weber County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services."It's our biggest issue out here," said Hooper Mayor Korry Green. 

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Weber County Sheriff officers demonstrate wares to school kids

Seventh grade student Makenzie Steele tries on protective police gear during a presentation at Rocky Mountain Middle School in West Haven by the Weber County Sheriff's Department on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. School Resource Officer Cortney Ryan spoke with the students about careers in law enforcement as part of the Career Technical Education Introduction class. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 8 2013 - 7:19pm

WEST HAVEN -- Students at Rocky Mountain Junior High have gotten an up-close look at what a career in law enforcement entails.

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VIDEO: PETA protesting police put-down of two cows along I-15 near Pleasant View

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 3 2013 - 11:52pm

PLEASANT VIEW -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is not pleased with the way officers from Weber County, Box Elder County and the Utah Highway Patrol shot and killed two cows Monday night.Police put down the cows after determining the animals were holding up traffic on the freeway and were a safety hazard.

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New Weber police unit practices door kicking in mockups

REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner
Members of the Tactical Operations Group practice “door kicks” at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Marriott-Slaterville on Wednesday.  The 40 officers in training fired “simunition” or “sim rounds” of plastic paint-filled bullets. Some officers came out of the drills with blue paint spattered on their camouflage body armor — hit by the search warrant subject opening fire during the simulation.

Tim Gurrister
May 2 2013 - 12:09am

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE -- Shots rang out pretty much all day Wednesday at the Swanson Tactical Training Center here.

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Davis County's BearCat: Excessive or defensive?

Davis County resdients (clockwise from top left) Carlos Laguna, Lyn Anderson, Pam McLaughlin, Tamara Werner, Dennis Bergendorf, and David Jennings, shared their thoughts on the Davis County Sheriff Office’s BearCat armored vehicle (center). (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Mar 17 2013 - 10:00pm

In the eyes of Davis County residents, the BearCat armored vehicle sits somewhere between public safety, police state and the Batmobile.Since the high-profile use of Davis County Sheriff's BearCat in a chase on Interstate 15 in February, residents' reactions to the vehicle have been mixed. West Point resident Dennis Bergendorf is one of several...

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9 tons of mean machine to help Utah officials fight crime, natural disasters

Davis County Sheriff’s Capt. Arnold Butcher demonstrates the adjustable turret on top of the BearCat armored vehicle on Tuesday. The BearCat was most recently used during the highway chase on Interstate 15 in which officers shot and killed a suspected bank robber after he made threatening moves with a handgun. The turret allows officers to see outside the vehicle while being protected by bullet-proof windows. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Mar 6 2013 - 8:13am

FARMINGTON -- To the public, the $250,000 Lenco BearCat appears to be an overkill in security. But to officers, it is the equipment that can help them all go home to their families at the end of the day."If it prevents one officer from getting killed, or (makes possible) rescuing or protecting one innocent person, then it has done its job," said...

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Officials discuss recent police shootings in conflicts with motorists

A video frame grab from a patrol vehicle’s dash-cam footage shows a Morgan County sheriff’s deputy shooting at suspect Kristine Nicole Biggs after a chase through three counties on Nov. 24. Biggs, 41, was shot in the eye in South Ogden, treated at an area hospital and is now in Weber County Jail. The Davis County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the shooting to determine if it was justified. Centerville Assistant Police Chief Paul Child says officers rarely shoot at motorists, but the Top of Utah has seen three such shootings by law enforcement since October. (Courtesy of South Ogden Police Department)

Loretta Park
Dec 25 2012 - 11:40pm

Since October, the Top of Utah has seen three shootings involving an officer and a motorist.Two of those cases are still under investigation, with the most recent case having happened Dec. 18 in Ogden.

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Clearfield teen sues after spin in dryer

Bryon Saxton
May 21 2012 - 6:31pm

CLEARFIELD -- A Clearfield teen who took at least 10 rotations inside a clothes dryer, claiming the dryer was turned on under the direction of Clearfield Police, has filed a civil lawsuit against the city in federal court.

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Nothing's 'fair' about mass shootings: Our reporter gets a policeman's perspective

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)  Reporter Charles Trentelman, Kim Fischer and Michael Stokes participate in a training session for the media at Roy Junior High School in Roy on Thursday.

Charles F. Trentelman
Apr 6 2012 - 6:31pm

ROY -- I learned how to use a gun to save the day, and helped save it, but I never fired a shot. Someone else on my team shot the bad guy in the back. Teamwork, folks. That's what it's all about. That and training. The Roy Police Department held "Rapid Response Training"at Roy Junior High School for news media and school and city officials...

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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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VIDEO: PETA protesting police put-down of two cows along I-15 near Pleasant View

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 3 2013 - 11:52pm

PLEASANT VIEW -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is not pleased with the way officers from Weber County, Box Elder County and the Utah Highway Patrol shot and killed two cows Monday night.Police put down the cows after determining the animals were holding up traffic on the freeway and were a safety hazard.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Sep 4 2013 - 5:53am


New Weber police unit practices door kicking in mockups

REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner
Members of the Tactical Operations Group practice “door kicks” at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Marriott-Slaterville on Wednesday.  The 40 officers in training fired “simunition” or “sim rounds” of plastic paint-filled bullets. Some officers came out of the drills with blue paint spattered on their camouflage body armor — hit by the search warrant subject opening fire during the simulation.

Tim Gurrister
May 2 2013 - 12:09am

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE -- Shots rang out pretty much all day Wednesday at the Swanson Tactical Training Center here.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: May 2 2013 - 10:04am


Davis County's BearCat: Excessive or defensive?

Davis County resdients (clockwise from top left) Carlos Laguna, Lyn Anderson, Pam McLaughlin, Tamara Werner, Dennis Bergendorf, and David Jennings, shared their thoughts on the Davis County Sheriff Office’s BearCat armored vehicle (center). (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Mar 17 2013 - 10:00pm

In the eyes of Davis County residents, the BearCat armored vehicle sits somewhere between public safety, police state and the Batmobile.Since the high-profile use of Davis County Sheriff's BearCat in a chase on Interstate 15 in February, residents' reactions to the vehicle have been mixed. West Point resident Dennis Bergendorf is one of several...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 18 2013 - 11:31am


9 tons of mean machine to help Utah officials fight crime, natural disasters

Davis County Sheriff’s Capt. Arnold Butcher demonstrates the adjustable turret on top of the BearCat armored vehicle on Tuesday. The BearCat was most recently used during the highway chase on Interstate 15 in which officers shot and killed a suspected bank robber after he made threatening moves with a handgun. The turret allows officers to see outside the vehicle while being protected by bullet-proof windows. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Mar 6 2013 - 8:13am

FARMINGTON -- To the public, the $250,000 Lenco BearCat appears to be an overkill in security. But to officers, it is the equipment that can help them all go home to their families at the end of the day."If it prevents one officer from getting killed, or (makes possible) rescuing or protecting one innocent person, then it has done its job," said...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 7 2013 - 8:07pm


Officials discuss recent police shootings in conflicts with motorists

A video frame grab from a patrol vehicle’s dash-cam footage shows a Morgan County sheriff’s deputy shooting at suspect Kristine Nicole Biggs after a chase through three counties on Nov. 24. Biggs, 41, was shot in the eye in South Ogden, treated at an area hospital and is now in Weber County Jail. The Davis County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the shooting to determine if it was justified. Centerville Assistant Police Chief Paul Child says officers rarely shoot at motorists, but the Top of Utah has seen three such shootings by law enforcement since October. (Courtesy of South Ogden Police Department)

Loretta Park
Dec 25 2012 - 11:40pm

Since October, the Top of Utah has seen three shootings involving an officer and a motorist.Two of those cases are still under investigation, with the most recent case having happened Dec. 18 in Ogden.

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GALLERY: Smokin' pot at the Space Needle, legally

A man known as "Professor Gizmo," smokes marijuana in a glass pipe, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, just before midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle. Possession of marijuana became legal in Washington state at midnight, and several hundred people gathered at the Space Needle to smoke and celebrate the occasion, even though the new law does prohibit public use of marijuana. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Associated Press
Dec 6 2012 - 1:29pm

Possession of marijuana became legal in Washington state at midnight, and several hundred people gathered at the Space Needle to smoke and celebrate the occasion, even though the new law does prohibit public use of marijuana.

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Clearfield teen sues after spin in dryer

Bryon Saxton
May 21 2012 - 6:31pm

CLEARFIELD -- A Clearfield teen who took at least 10 rotations inside a clothes dryer, claiming the dryer was turned on under the direction of Clearfield Police, has filed a civil lawsuit against the city in federal court.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: May 21 2012 - 11:18pm


Nothing's 'fair' about mass shootings: Our reporter gets a policeman's perspective

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)  Reporter Charles Trentelman, Kim Fischer and Michael Stokes participate in a training session for the media at Roy Junior High School in Roy on Thursday.

Charles F. Trentelman
Apr 6 2012 - 6:31pm

ROY -- I learned how to use a gun to save the day, and helped save it, but I never fired a shot. Someone else on my team shot the bad guy in the back. Teamwork, folks. That's what it's all about. That and training. The Roy Police Department held "Rapid Response Training"at Roy Junior High School for news media and school and city officials...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 7 2012 - 10:03am


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