Memorial For Officer Murdered By Gang Members Is Vandalized

West Valley Police Officer Cody Brotherson was killed in the line of duty in 2016.

West Valley City, UT – A fire hydrant painted blue in memory of a slain West Valley City police officer has been vandalized with blood-red paint.

The Unified Police Department Taylorsville Precinct posted a photo of the paint-splattered hydrant on Facebook on Friday, and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the vandalism.

The blue hydrant stands in the same neighborhood where 25-year-old West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle while he was investigating a vehicle theft in 2016, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

“Please help West Valley Police identify the subhuman(s) who have defiled the fire hydrant near 2200 W 4100 S.,” the post originally read, according to KUTV. “This is [hallowed] ground, as it is the same area where Officer Cody Brotherson was savagely murdered by a group of gang members. All give some, some give all!"

The department updated the post a short while later, and explained that the hydrant was “a memorial to a fallen officer.”

Three juveniles, ages 14, 15, and 16, later confessed to having struck and killed the three-year veteran of the department while they were trying to escape in a stolen vehicle, KUTV reported.

“The Brotherson family appreciates all those who shared the post asking for help identifying those who continue to vandalize this hydrant,” his mother, Jenny Turner Brotherson said in a Facebook post on Friday night.

“This hydrant represents the place Cody’s life was stolen from him at the far too young age of 25. As a family we drive past this everyday shedding tears and remembering our beautiful hero,” she continued. “This memorial to Cody is important in the sense that I know each person who drives past it may for a brief moment remember Cody and his ultimate sacrifice.”

Brotherson said that the blue hydrant is especially important to those who Officer Brotherson left behind.

“It may seem like something small and insignificant to others but to us it is a HUGE deal. Seeing it vandalized is another reminder of The pieces of garbage who murdered Cody who were NOT innocent young children,” she added.

The West Valley Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) admonished those who dishonored the slain officer’s memory, and said they stand behind him and his family.

“We assume it’s easy for you to judge all that we stand for under the cloud of protection we provide,” the FOP wrote in a Facebook comment. “Feel free to taunt us with your inflammatory comments, we’re still here. You’ll learn that we don’t falter; we don’t run; we don’t hide; all of us stand up to those that desecrate our fallen friends.”

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FM1
FM1

Was anything what so ever done to the 14 15 16 year old criminals that took the life of this dedicated American law enforcement officer during their commission of this violent deadly crime/murder? I am so sick and tired of the inept court systems in our country releasing these under 18 future dregs of society upon the hard working women and men who try so hard every day to take care of their families and provide and do their best to contribute to a great America and then you have these pieces of human garbage that continue to increase in numbers and do absolutely nothing but feed off of the flesh of good American citizens and then some irresponsible parent and I use the term parent loosely comes along and sheds a few fake tears and says oh my poor little baby society is against them.you may be involved in producing/giving birth to a child but that alone does not make you a parent.try correction control respect and responsibility from a very early age and consistantly.bring back the mandatory military draft and uncle Sam can scoop up these society dregs and non parental guided misfits and turn them into useable contributors to society.jgb

gfc1963
gfc1963

Find them and shoot them. Just to encourage the others.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Bastards!👎👎

tfort
tfort

It’s a pathetic memorial.... a fire hydrant?

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Notice how often these types act in a cowardly manner with face masks ...