(Cedar City, UT) - September 24 is the 10 year anniversary of Iron County Sheriff Deputy Edward "Ed" Dare who died in the line of duty. The flags you see are in the outline of Dare's badge number 1W16. Today we are not morning his passing but are remembering the ultimate sacrifice he made for the citizens of Iron County and the State of Utah.
Dare is the only Iron County Sheriff's Deputy to die in the line of duty. Dare began his career as an Iron County Sheriff's Search and Rescue member. At the age of 50 he began and completed the police academy. Dare worked in the all of the high schools in Iron County as a School Resource Deputy. When Cedar City Police Department took responsibility for the high schools in Cedar City, Dare became a patrol deputy. Dare worked as a patrolman and traffic deputy.
On September 24, 2002 Deputy Edward Dare was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup officers from the Cedar City Police Department.
At approximately 0620 hours, Officers were searching for a drunk driver who was reported to be brandishing a handgun. While en route, Deputy Dare's vehicle left the roadway and landed in a drainage ditch. When Deputy Dare failed to arrive at the original call, officers began to search for him. At 0800 hours, a citizen called to report a patrol car in the ditch and rescue crews arrived within minutes. Deputy Dare was pronounced dead at the scene.
We invite the public to walk through the display and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice each of these men and women have given. The display will be available through September 28.
On April 20, 2013 the Utah Peace Officer Association will unveil the Fallen Peace Officer Trail. The trail ride will go to support the fallen officers and those who have fallen and gotten back up. More information will be an able in the coming months.
More on the Utah fallen peace officers please visit www.utahsfallen.org.
Original Article by KCSG Television