As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Stephen Anderson - [Salt Lake City, Utah]
Age: 60 Cause of Death: Gunfire Additional Information: N/A
Incident Details: Officer Anderson was shot and killed when an inmate overwpowered him and gained control of his service weapon. The prisoner had been transported to the University of Utah Medical Center to receive medical treatment. He attacked Officer Anderson after being unshackled to receive an MRI test.
The prisoner, who was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang, fled the hospital and carjacked a motorist. He was engaged in a pursuit and was apprehended after fleeing into a fast food restaurant and assaulting a citizen.
The TASER Foundation’s mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of local and federal law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty by providing financial and edcuational support to their families.