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Cache County Sheriff Lieutenant Killed In Accident

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A utility vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Cache County Sheriff's officer.  Lt. Brian Locke was found Saturday evening in the Paradise Dry Canyon area.

Sheriff Chad Jensen says search and rescue crews were called to the area around 8:45 p.m. Saturday evening after Locke was found pinned under the vehicle. It appears the accident happened nine hours earlier. Locke and the side-by-side vehicle had rolled about 50 yards down a hill at the Cold Water Ranch private hunting reserve.

Weather kept helicopter crews from reaching Locke. Instead, he was transported by paramedics to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Locke's career with the Cache County Sheriff's Office began in 1986 when he became a deputy. He served in the jail, as a patrol deputy, detective, patrol sergeant, as well as an investigations sergeant. In 2004, Locke was promoted to lieutenant where he served as the Deputy Jail Commander, Jail Commander and Patrol Commander. He most recently oversaw the Investigations Division and Search and Rescue.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.