WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- A lasting memorial to fallen Officer Cody Brotherson now sits in the place where he was killed nearly two weeks ago.
Those paying their respects placed flowers, cards and candles right next to a broken, knocked-over fire hydrant, and tied blue ribbons on a nearby fence.
Now, a permanent marker in that spot will forever serve as a reminder of the sacrifice Officer Brotherson made to keep the community he grew up in safe.
A crew from the Granger-Hunter Improvement District replaced the hydrant on Thursday, and the new one is painted in a dark blue—a symbolic color for police.
Workers installed the metal numbers 8444, which is Officer Brotherson’s badge number, in the freshly poured concrete as a lasting tribute.