EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- The community continues to rally behind the family of a fallen officer. Utah County Sergeant Cory Wride was shot and killed in the line of duty last week. Monday night, family and friends of Sgt. Wride held a candlelight vigil held at Rockwell High in Eagle Mountain. A fire truck salute swayed over the dozens of people who came to show their support. The mayor of Eagle Mountain introduced the fallen officers family. Two of Sgt. Wride's sisters shared their memories of their brother and what it's been like since his death.
"This is a situation we never imagined. We are greatful for stories we were told of our hero brother," said Sgt. Wride's sister Marci Taylor.
Local law enforcement also spoke Monday night. They told the crowd about working with Sgt. Wride and the brotherhood within the department.
"You couldn't ask for a better supervisor. He wanted to work in Eagle Mountain because he loved the people," said Utah County Sheriff Deputy McDaniels.
The funeral is set for Wednesday morning adn family members say they've received calls from across the nation from police agencies who will be in attendance. While remembering Sgt. Wride, his relatives say they want to thank the community for their support. They had a meeting with Governor Herbert and have received countless messages from strangers.