SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) In order to honor a long-standing relationship with Utah law enforcement agencies, the Utah Trucking Association has raised money for the families of fallen officers.
The Utah Trucking Association collected several thousand dollars from its membership to be donated to the families of Officer Cody Brotherson, West Valley Police Department and Trooper Eric Ellsworth, Utah Highway Patrol who were killed in the line of duty.
“As members of the trucking industry, we felt that we had an opportunity and responsibility to give back to those families who sadly lost their sons, bothers, fathers and husbands while serving their fellow-men and woman. We have a strong appreciation for those who choose to serve as officers and who put their lives on the line day in and day out. The contributions we are offering are small in comparison to the sacrifices made by these families but we felt we needed to do something and hope this helps them moving forward," said Mark Droubay, President of Utah Trucking Association.
One of the association’s missions is to partner with others to ensure that Utah’s highways are safe and free of accidents, injuries and fatalities. The trucking industry represents nearly 25% of the total vehicles operating on Utah’s highways at any given time. The association works hard to find ways to enhance safety and minimize accidents. It says this effort would be impossible without the support and dedication of law enforcement.
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