OHV Trail Honors Fallen Officers

Published on April 22, 2013 at 01:44PM

Utah officers killed in the line of duty were remembered Saturday with a new trail dedicated to them. Saturday morning, the Utah Peace Officers Association dedicated The Fallen Peace Officer Trail in memoriam of 14 fallen officers officers — one for every mile of the trail — killed in the line of duty. The off-road trail is just north of Moab in Grand County. In Utah, 135 officers have been killed on duty. Next year, 14 more of those officers will be honored at the trail. At each of the 14 mile markers sits a picture of a fallen officer. Originally, the trail was going to be named after Utah State Parks ranger Brody Young, who lives in Moab. He was shot nine times in 2010, but lived. When he was asked about having the trail named after him, he declined. Instead, he helped come up with the idea to dedicate the trail after all Utah law enforcement officers who have died. Trooper Aaron Beesley and officer Jared Francom, who both died last year, were honored on the trail. Also among those honored were Franco Aguilar of Richfield and Josie Greathouse-Fox from Delta.