In Memory

Lieutenant Von WilliamsLieutenant Von B. Williamson

January 6, 1958 -- April 26, 2004

 

Von Williamson was sworn as a deputy to Sheriff Bodrero in 1980 and served honorably in many positions such as Patrol and Jail Commander. He was the Support Services Lieutenant and was working on his master degree at USU at the time of his death. On April 26, 2004, Von, along with other law enforcement executives, was attending FBI National Academy training in Moab, Utah. Von died of a heart attack while surrounded by friends and talking about his family. He was a great husband, father, and friend. He was 46 at the time of his death and is survived by his wife, one son, and four daughters. 

 

 

 

Deputy Charles Dickey

 

Deputy Charles H. Dickey

May 4, 1953 -- March 18, 1984

        

Charles Dickey was sworn as a deputy to Sheriff Bodrero in 1982 and served as a patrol deputy until the time of his death. Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1984, he was responding to a domestic disturbance call in Benson Ward. At Maughan's Corner his patrol car crashed into a canal; he died of internal injuries at the scene. He was a generous man with his time and resources; he had two adopted special-needs children whom he loved. He was 30 at the time of his death and was survived by his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant James MerrillLieutenant James R. Merrill

March 15, 1934 -- January 5, 1974

 

James Merrill was sworn in as a deputy to Sheriff Malmburg in 1967 and served until the time of his death in January 1974, having attained the rank of lieutenant. He died of injuries sustained in a fall on an icy road southwest of Smithfield. He was described by his fellow deputies as a "cop's cop" with excellent abilities as a criminal investigator. He was 39 at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.   

 

 

 

Chief Deputy Alma Sorensen

Chief Deputy Alma P. Sorensen

January 5, 1905 -- August 27, 1959

 

Alma Sorensen was sworn as a deputy to Sheriff Malmburg in 1947 and served honorably over the next twelve years, eventually being appointed as the chief deputy sheriff. On August 27, 1959, he and a Logan City patrolman Edwin Edwards were transporting three juvenile offenders to the State Reform School in Ogden. Seven miles north of Ogden a scuffle occurred in the car, causing it to go out of control and strike an oncoming car. The crash killed Chief Deputy Sorensen, Officer Edwards, and Steven William Nelson, a 13 year old juvenile who was being transported. Alma was remembered by contemporaries as being easygoing, being a friend to everyone, and having a keen sense of humor. He was 54 at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, three sons, and one daughter.