LOGAN (AP)– A Utah highway patrol lieutenant and state lawmaker has retired from his law enforcement job after 31 years.
Lee Perry tells the Logan Herald Journal that he’s seen good changes in police work during his career, including an increased recognition that mental-health treatment is an asset that helps keep officers in the profession rather than a sign of weakness.
He says he’s loved serving in northern Utah he grew up in, though the hardest parts of his career were the deaths of two officers under his command in 2012 and 2016.
Today’s Top Stories
- NFL 2019: Pass interference reviews main topic in season 100
- Salt Lake City Moving To New Neighborhood Clean Up Program
- COLD: Computer at heart of Josh Powell custody dispute did not belong to him
- Heart of Utah: Storytelling festival helps young performers find their voices
- Trial date set in wrongful death lawsuit for Susan Powell’s sons
- BYU and UVU issue statement, advise two-week deadline to improve numbers
- New restrictions on fireworks to keep Utah residents safe
- ‘He changed my life’: Afghan pilot remembers Major Brent Taylor
- Wyoming GOP vote to censure Rep. Liz Cheney over impeachment vote
- Cleanup from Magna quake continues as some residents grow more frustrated