$1,000 reward offered after fallen officer’s memorial found vandalized

Sgt. Cory Wride memorial damaged

Sgt. Cory Wride memorial damaged

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Utah Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc. is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing the memorial for Sgt. Cory Wride.

Wride, who worked for the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 30, 2014 during a traffic stop in Eagle Mountain.

A granite memorial for Wride was placed at Robinson Park in American Fork, the city where Wride grew up.

Earlier this week, police said it appears someone deliberately smashed the granite face of the memorial. Wride’s father discovered the damage and contacted police.

“We hope others will join us in our effort to identify and prosecute those responsible,” said Kaysville Police Chief Solomon Oberg in a news release from Utah Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to call the American Fork Police Department at 801-763-3020.