WEST JORDAN — West Jordan police are attempting to locate one of their own officers who has been missing since Tuesday morning.
Jedediah “JR” Steadman, 34, left his home in West Jordan that morning after a verbal disagreement with his wife. Steadman had not been seen or contacted his family since leaving his residence, according to a statement from the West Jordan Police Department.
Steadman is a seven-year veteran of the police department who was recently promoted to detective in the property crimes unit.
He left his home in a blue 1998 Dodge pickup, which has a Utah license plate of B963D. The license plate features a fallen officer memorial decal. Steadman has brown hair, brown eyes, is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.
Steadman is an avid outdoorsman and likes to hunt and fish. It is possible that he has become stranded somewhere.
“Steadman’s wife and family are understandably very concerned and express their love and support. They are confident their disagreements can be worked out,” police wrote in the department statement.
Police say they have no reason to suspect suicide or foul play.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Jordan Police Department at 801-840-4000. Callers should reference case number 14H018087.
— Marjorie Cortez