Sanpete Juab Major Crimes Task Force recognized for recent work

Sanpete Juab Major Crimes Task Force recognized for recent work

Five members of the Sanpete Juab Major Crimes Task Force were recognized for their recent work on the case of two missing teens.

The five, two from Juab County and three from Sanpete County, received the Lux et Veritas award for spending over 2,500 man hours on the case since the end of December.

Most of the time was spent searching for Riley Powell and Breezy Otteson, the two Eureka teens whose bodies were discovered in an abandoned mine late last month.

Honored with the award were Commander of the Task Force Tyler Johnson, Detective Sergeant Chad Nielson, and detectives Derick Taysom, Jeff Hansen and Mike Nielson.

Sanpete County Sheriff Brian Nielson said he appreciated their work and commended them for the dedication.  He said it’s also important to remember the victims and their families at this time.

Lux et Veritas is Latin for Light and Truth, and that is what the Task Force was able to give to the families with the work they performed in helping to bring the two missing teens home.