The Utah 1033 Foundation Responds to a Community Tragedy and a Utah Law Enforcement Officer’s Death
Foundation donates $25,000 to Officer Cody Brotherson’s family
SALT LAKE CITY – November 7, 2016 – Amidst Sunday morning’s tragic event, The Utah 1033 Foundation responded by providing immediate financial support to the mourning family. The non-profit’s founder, Tore Steen, hand delivered the $25,000 check to the Brotherson family this afternoon, accompanied by West Valley City Police Chief Lee Russo; West Valley City Deputy Police Chief Steve Sandquist; and Park City Police Chief and Utah 1033 Foundation board member Wade Carpenter.
The group met the family privately in their home on Monday, November 7, to show support and sympathy as well as provide the family with $25,000.
“It is never easy to walk into those doors and face these family members,” said Tore Steen. “We do our best to come with open hearts and support them during this emotional moment, but it is still a challenging time. We hope that our contribution can provide some relief during this hardship.”
The $25,000 was donated to officer Brotherson’s mother for immediate financial support in order to assist with any incurring costs that they may face.
“Cody Brotherson died a hero and now his family is left to mourn and face the devastating outcomes,” said Steen. “Now is the time to rally around this wonderful family and honor this local hero.”
Since the Foundation’s inception, it has assisted five families of fallen officers including the families of Ogden City Police Officer Jared Francom, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley, Draper City Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride and Unified Police Officer Doug Barney.