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Salina officer cleared in fatal shooting

Published on September 07, 2011 at 02:10PM

(RICHFIELD) – A Salina police officer has been cleared in a July shooting that left a Redmond man dead. A Sevier County Attorney’s Office document said Officer Cory Madsen’s life was in danger when he was attacked by Jeff Sorenson of Redmond, after Sorenson was pulled over for drunk driving on July 29. According to investigative reports from detectives in the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, when Madsen attempted to arrest Sorenson, Sorensen attacked Madsen with brutal force, knocking him to the ground. The report said Sorenson continued his aggressiveness towards Madsen, at which time Madsen shot Sorenson, fatally wounding the man. The investigation included officer reports, witness interviews and statements, dash camera videos and hundreds of photographs. County Attorney Dale Eyre said the case was a combination of several factors that led to an unfortunate result and cleared Madsen of any wrongdoing. The Salina Police Department has allowed Madsen to return to work.