January 9, 2020
Today in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we at
the Utah Attorney General’s Office express our gratitude and support of the
public servants who have chosen to put their lives on the line every day to
keep our communities and families safe.
There are approximately
17,985 U.S. police agencies in the United States which include City Police
Departments, County Sheriff’s Offices, State Police/Highway Patrol and Federal
Law Enforcement Agencies. Each of these
local, state, and federal members of law enforcement often perform demanding,
thankless work that takes them away from their families. Officers often respond
to and witness some of the most tragic events in our communities such as
murder, suicide, and domestic violence. We are grateful for the dedication and hard
work performed by these officers, that has lasting, positive impacts in our
To all the men and women in uniform who selflessly sacrifice
their time to protect and serve – thank you.
May 2, 2019
This National Law Enforcement Memorial Month, we are grateful for those that put themselves in harm’s way each day to protect Utah’s families and communities and we mourn for those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The family and close friends of those lost are in our hearts and prayers. Thank you to all who serve.
Today, the Utah Attorney General’s office joined the Brigham City Police Department, South Salt Lake Police Department, Provo Police Department, and Sandy Police Department for the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Service to honor fallen officers Assistant Chief Dennis B. Vincent, Officer David P. Romrell, Master Officer Joseph Shinners, and all other law enforcement officers that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We were joined by family, friends, and comrades at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol grounds as we prayed together and gave tribute to those lost.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, AG Investigators, and the Unified Police Department teamed up just before Christmas to spread some holiday spirit and to give back to the community. Over two dozen Utahns were pulled over for real traffic violations, but instead of receiving a ticket, they received cash, gift certificates, and other prizes, much to the delight and relief of the drivers.
Attorney General Reyes came up with the idea after he’d seen similar pranks done by other agencies on YouTube. “We’ve got law enforcement men and women who really care beyond just being great professionals, they’re human beings and they want to lift people,” said Attorney General Reyes.
This is the second year the Attorney General’s Office and the Unified Police Department have joined together for what is now becoming their favorite tradition.
Check out the coverage below:
KUTV: Orem police give out gifts instead of tickets
ABC 4: Operation Giveback
Photo by Lester Rojas