Candidates for Summit County Sheriff answered questions at the KPCW-Park Record 2014 Election Forum Monday evening. Justin Martinez said he would be the people's sheriff; Kris Hendriksen said he would make everyone feel safe inside their homes. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Police officer shootings of civilians have become a major issue, across the nation and in Utah, and body cams on officers are an important tool to evaluate the incidents. Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said the cams are used in his department. Rick Brough has more.
Kris Hendricksen, the Republican candidate for Summit County Sheriff, says he's running to restore integrity anbd trust to the department, and to create a feeling within the community that they can feel comfortable around deputies.
He says during his tenure with Sheriff David Edmunds, he was suspended for insubordination - a charge he doesn't feel was justified. Rick Brough has more.
Summit County Sheriff's Captain Justin Martinez says he should be elected as the new County Sheriff due to his experience, education and background. He also says the Sheriff should be transparent and take responsibility. To that end, he admitted an allegation that he was reprimanded about 15 years ago during service with the Sandy Police Department. Rick Brough has more.
Summit County Sheriff deputies Wednesday morning chased three auto-burglary suspects from Kimball Junction to Jeremy Ranch. Two of the suspects were caught, but the third at this time, remains at large.
The Park City School District said they increased security measures at Jeremy Ranch Elementary and Ecker Hill Middle Schools due to the incident. Rick Brough has more.