Three Boy Scout councils will honor Utah’s fallen officers by sending a boy to summer camp for free in an officer’s name. Sergeant Cory Wride, shot and killed by ambush this year, was the first officer to be awarded a perpetual campership from the Utah National Parks Council, Thursday, Oct 23, 2014.
The Cory Wride Memorial Campership will provide one week of camp for one Boy Scout as a tribute for Officer Wride’s service to uphold justice, enforce the rule of law and protect the innocent. The Stake president of the Spanish Fork West Stake will decide which Scout will receive the campership. A proclamation was given to the family, the sheriff’s office and the community from which the fallen hero lived, served and was lost. A proclamation will also be hung in the council office which awarded the campership.
The Utah National Parks Council, BSA by joint resolution with the Great Salt Lake Council and Trapper Trails Council created this campership to recognize extraordinary service and sacrifice and remember all the fallen heroes whose selfless acts have left behind safer streets and stronger communities. Together the three Utah-based Boy Scout councils will each offer camperships in the names of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty within their council boundaries from 2014 onward.
Sgt. Cory Wride was shot and killed from ambush while checking on what he believed was an abandoned vehicle on Highway 73 near Eagle Mountain. Sergeant Wride was a Utah National Guard veteran and had served with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
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Author: Melany Gardner | Editor, The Boy Scout | Orem District Executive, Utah National Parks Council