Memorial services planned for Cache County Sheriff’s Lieutenant

LOGAN — Memorial services have been announced for Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Locke. The 56-year-old North Logan man died last Saturday, after a tragic UTV rollover accident in Paradise Dry Canyon.

The funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, October 13, in the LDS Stake Center, at 460 South 100 East in Mendon. Following the service, a procession will travel from the Stake Center to the Mendon Cemetery for a graveside ceremony.

Viewings will be held Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Nelson Funeral Home, at 162 East 400 North in Logan. There will also be a second viewing for family and close friends at the Mendon Stake Center, before the service from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Last Saturday night, a fellow deputy located Locke pinned under a UTV. He had reportedly been stuck for more than nine-hours, after rolling the side-by-side vehicle fifty-yards down a hill. The deputy was unable to free him and radioed for help.

Search and rescue teams and medical crews were dispatched to the accident. They were able to free Locke and began providing first aid. A medical helicopter was requested, but was unable to be dispatched because of weather. Instead, he was transported by paramedics to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

Locke began his law enforcement career in 1986 as a deputy. He started in the jail and later served in every division in the office. He was promoted to Sergeant and then in 2004 to Lieutenant, supervising each division. He most recently oversaw Investigations, Civil, Courts, IT, Search and Rescue, and Mounted Posse.

Sheriff Chad Jensen posted on his Facebook page, “We have all lost a great friend…He truly was the consummate deputy—in thought, action, word, service, loyalty, and devotion. His passing is both a huge loss to law enforcement as well as the community.”

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