Millard deputy killed in ATV crash

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  • anonymous
    May 13, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    The ATV that he was riding WAS NOT made to carry two people. It was a large trail type ATV with a seat strapped on the back for the 2nd person. VERY DANGEROUS. Just because it was large does not mean it was made for two people. Yes it was a freak accident and he would have died even if wearing a helmet. But riding a trail machine at the dunes without paddle tires, plus the added weight of the strapped on seat and his wife on the back was incredibly stupid. I'm positive his family will miss him. Especially his three beautiful grandchildren. And I also know that everyone in Kanosh believes he is probably relaxing right now, breathing a sigh of relief, enjoying some much needed peace and quiet and is finally FREE!

  • kanoshgrl
    May 13, 2009 12:38 p.m.

    paul was a good man. It wouldn't have mattered if he was wearing a helmet or not, he would have died. He wasn't speeding. It was a freak accident. I know him and his family. All of our hearts and prayers should be with his family and friends at this time; not making judgments what 'shoulda' bee done

  • Johnny Utah #9
    May 12, 2009 4:10 p.m.

    to: Anonymous | 9:59 a.m

    Oh, OK sorry it might have been made for two people...So, So you what kind of helmet was he wearing? Oh, that's right he wasn't.

    In both cases the victims were not wearing a helmet and that can sometimes be the difference between death and survival.

    It is indeed sad when people die. Especially when they could have been saved by using common sense.

  • Anonymous
    May 12, 2009 9:59 a.m.

    the atv the officer was riding was made to carry two people do your homework before commenting on something. It is a sad day when someonr=e dies. I can't even begin to know how the family feels.

  • good4you kdtowns
    May 11, 2009 5:26 p.m.

    now go to the ups store buy enough bubble wrap to make a cool outfit and hit the tails. pop pop pop pop. OH snap need more bubble wrap.

  • Johnny Utah #9
    May 11, 2009 4:58 p.m.

    These reports are sad however, it's not the ATV's that are dangerous, it's the riders. It sounds like in both recent death neither were not following basic safety rules that are no-doubt printed right on the ATV. They are designed to carry only one person. They do not handle like their supposed to with the weight of two people on them. And the woman in Panguitch was not wearing a helmet. People need to use common sense.

  • kdtowns
    May 11, 2009 4:49 p.m.

    ATV's are unsafe. I'll never ride one. I once worked in a hospital ER and we had way too many people coming in with ATV injuries on a regular basis.

  • these
    May 11, 2009 1:05 p.m.

    are sometimes just machines taking our commands...always ride safe!

  • Anonymous
    May 11, 2009 1:03 p.m.

    Sorry for the loss!