South Salt Lake, UT - A Unified Police Detective, Brian Holdaway, suffered a medical condition while on-duty Thursday morning, February 02, 2017, and has died.
According to KSL, Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder posted on the department's Facebook page that he was "heartbroken and devastated". He further said that Detective Brian Holdaway had suffered a medical event early Thursday morning and had died surrounded by friends and co-workers at the Sheriff's Office building. Attempts were made to resuscitate Detective Holdaway but were unsuccessful. He was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he later died.
Detective Holdaway was assigned to the Special Victims Unit/Sex Crimes at the time of his death. He was a 19-year-veteran of the agency. In 2013, he received the Chief's award honoring him for solving a case involving a prominent businessman and GOP activist who raped and sexually abused several women.
One co-worker who witnessed Detective Brian Holdaway's medical event and the response from friends and co-workers said that "to witness the honor, respect and dignity that was given to Brian today from fellow law enforcement officers was amazing." She also said that he was "an amazing man and will be missed every day."
Detective Brian Holdaway's death was the second loss the Department has suffered recently. On January 25, 2017, Unified Police Detective Brooks Green died at his home from "a sudden cardiac event." Detective Green was assigned to the Domestic Violence unit and was also a trained hostage negotiator.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Detective Brian Holdaway and Detective Brooks Green.
Rest easy hero, we'll hold the line from here.
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