Sgt. Cory Wride laid to rest

SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Sgt. Wride’s final resting place is the Spanish Fork Cemetery. It was a very difficult and somber day for family, friends, and law enforcement agencies across the country.

Loved ones said their final goodbyes and Sgt. Wride was relieved of duty for good.

Down the final stretch Sgt. Cory Wride casket is escorted by horse and carriage. The American flag and blue ribbons lead the way the grave.

It was an impressive display of brotherhood as law enforcement agencies stand side by side to escort a fallen officer through the corridor of honor.

It was an overwhelming sight even to those who did not know Sgt. Wride.

Rachel Tafoya brought her Girl Scout troop to witness the ceremony.

“It just brings me to tears. I didn’t know Sgt. Wride personally, but it’s beautiful to see all the support…” said Tafoya.

A color guard saluted the 19-year veteran of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Wride made the ultimate sacrifice through the oath he took to protect and serve.

A helicopter fly by and then flags were presented to his wife, mother and children. It was a touching tribute to the hero before the final call.

The final call ceremoniously relieves the Sgt. Wride from duty forever.

“It tugs on your heart strings because we know that his duty is done. His service is completed and we won’t ever see him again. “

It was a final farewell from family, friends, and brothers in law enforcement all across the country.

More Stories

Don't Miss

Latest News

Video Center