These are the collection of photos that were taken today to rename SR-73 to Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway. The Wride family was also given citations by both the House and the Senate. The Wride family was also able to visit with Governor Herbert who shared his condolences for the family.
These were my prepared presentation for SB234:
Madam Speaker, I would like to present SB234 as the Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway for consideration.
While here at the capitol, I heard a about the tragic events on January 30th, and my heart sank. Word traveled fast about a shooting of a Utah County Sheriff deputy. I called some of my contacts in Eagle Mountain and learned that it was Sgt. Cory Wride. I knew Cory. He served in Eagle Mountain while I was on the city council there. We spoke regularly. Because of his exemplary service while in Eagle Mtn. he was promoted and left service in Eagle Mountain. He later requested to again be assigned to serve Eagle Mountain. I would see him and wave to him, sometimes on the highway currently known as SR-73. This bill, SB234, proposes to rename SR-73 to Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway.
I wanted to thank Rep. Michael McKell for conducting a moment of silence on his house floor on Friday January 31st to recognize and remember Sgt. Wride. Sgt. Wride’s family resides in Rep. McKell’s district.
For his many years of service in Utah County and specifically in my district in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain and for his tragic loss of life while serving my community I request that we honor his name by officially renaming SR-73 from Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs to the Utah county and Tooele County line to “Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway”.
Fellow representatives, I submit to you that this is how we appropriately remember and honor those who have served Utah and given the ultimate sacrifice. I hope that you will join me in voting for SB234 and renaming a section of SR-73 to Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway.