Officer Francom to be honored in Washington, D.C.


OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Jared Francom was only 30-years-old, with a wife and two young children, when he was shot and killed while serving a drug-related search warrant. Next year, he will be honored in Washington, D.C., and two organizations are working to make sure his widow, children, and friends are able to attend.

Mike Ashment, Ogden Chief of Police: "It's a very big event back in D.C. where the names of the fallen officers of the previous year are added to the National Memorial."

On Wednesday, the Kier family donated 10,000 dollars, which was raised during the annual James E. Kier Memorial Golf Tournament in July.

Steve Kier, Son of James E. Kier:  "... soon after the tragedy, trying to think of ways that we could help, and once we approached Chief Ashment, he gave us some ideas and we moved forward."

A peer-to-peer support group for widowed women is also encouraging donations through their website: They're also hoping for donations in flight miles.

Tonya Bennett-Allman, Widow, "Especially since she is a young mom. It's huge."

Officer Francom will be honored in Washington, D.C. this May during National Law Enforcement Week.

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