Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder has died. The Summit County Council released the following statement Wednesday evening:
"It is with sadness we announce the passing of Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder to cancer. Robert was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in early February and succumbed to the disease earlier today. Robert was a true public servant and represented the citizens of Summit County with exceptional knowledge and resolve. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family in this very sad time."
Hilder was born in 1949 and immigrated to the United States in 1977 from Sydney, Australia. He was a former Third Judicial District Court Judge in Utah. Hilder was elected Summit County Attorney in 2014.