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Readers' forum: Ogden's tragedy

Published: Saturday, Jan. 7 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

From left, Tom Caygle his son, also Tom Caygle, Justin Richins and his wife, Megan take part in a candlelight vigil honoring, Ogden police officer Jared Francom and the other wounded officers at the Ogden Amphitheater in Ogden Thursday, January 5, 2012. Jared Francom succumbed to his injuries after he and five other officers from the Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force were shot last night while serving a warrant at a home in Ogden.

Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

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Our thoughts and prayers go out today to each and every one of the people who were hurt or died when a man pulled out a gun and started shooting randomly at officers who came to serve a warrant at a home in Ogden.

It's a shame that just to keep from going to jail, the person had no regard for other people's lives. He just decided to bombard the men who work to help protect the public's right to peace. So, much to our dismay, an officer is now deceased. The flags are flying at half-staff to honor one who served as a protector and whose death was dreadful and undeserved.

Winifred M. Walker

Salt Lake City

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