Honoring Ogden City’s Fallen Officers
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A new monument memorializes ultimate sacrifice of fallen Ogden City police officers.
At a ceremony April 26, 2012, on the lawn in front of Ogden City’s Public Safety Building, nine of Ogden’s bravest and finest who were killed in the line of duty were honored for their ultimate sacrifice.
Since the Ogden Police Force was established in 1855, nine of its officers have been killed in the line of duty including Officer Jared Francom who was killed in a shooting incident January 5, 2012. City officials gathered with police department personnel and the families and friends of fallen officers for the ceremony to recognize the sacrifice of each of the nine fallen officers and to dedicate a memorial to Officer Francom.
Ogden Police Chief Michael Ashment spoke at the ceremony thanking families and friends of all public law enforcement and reminding everyone of the sacrifices officers make and the dangers they find themselves in on a daily basis. “Law enforcement is one of the noblest of all professions,” said Chief Ashment, “because it is one of service with self-sacrifice. Police officers are sworn to protect lives, defend civil liberties, and risk their life on behalf of strangers. Today we honor these nine officers who were killed in the line of duty while upholding this public trust.”
The fallen officer's memorial resides within Ogden City Municipal Gardens at the corner of 25th Street and Washington Boulevard as part of the memorial monument garden and forever recognizes the ultimate sacrifice of these gentlemen.
- Jared D. Francom, killed in the line of duty January 5, 2012
- Marshall N. White, killed in the line of duty October 18, 1963
- Clarence M. Bean, killed in the line of duty May 1, 1945
- Holt L. Gates, killed in the line of duty February 11, 1941
- Joseph H. Quigley, killed in the line of duty July 12, 1935
- Charles Manzel, killed in the line of duty May 9, 1921
- Albert G. Smalley, killed in the line of duty April 7, 1920
- James D. Snipes, killed in the line of duty October 24, 1903
- William A. Brown, killed in the line of duty April 30, 1899