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Officer of the Month (January 2018) Officer Jeff Fenton On January 29, 2018, Ofﬁcer Jeffery Fenton began proactively looking for an aggravated assault suspect, who violently shot a victim in the face in Murray City. Initially, limited information was available but as Ofﬁcer Fenton listened to Murray Police dispatches, he was able to obtain a description for the involved suspect and that he had possibly boarded a UTA Trax train, traveling south towards Midvale. Ofﬁcer Fenton quickly responded to the Trax Station, located at 7378 S Bingham Junction Blvd. He obtained information that a subject matching the description of the suspect was about to exit the train. Ofﬁcer Fenton tactically engaged the potential suspect and his female companion and took them into custody without incident. It was determined through the investigation that Ofﬁcer Fenton had arrested the person responsible for the shooting. Ofﬁcer Fenton’s rapid and decisive actions were directly responsible for taking a dangerous individual off the streets. Ofﬁcer Fenton continually performs with a tenacious desire to serve the members of the community, protect life and property, and proactively prevent the intrusions of the criminal element into the lives of the citizens of Midvale City. He should be recognized for his hard work, love for the job, and outstanding efforts in keeping us all safe.
Meet the Animal Control Officer of the Year Salt Lake County Animal Services At Salt Lake County Animal Services, we know we have some of the best Animal Control Ofﬁcers in the state working for us. Everyday many of them go out of their way to help the public while they are out on patrol or responding to calls. Salt Lake County Animal Services is proud to have the 2017 Utah Animal Control Association Ofﬁcer of the Year working on our team. Animal Control Ofﬁcer, Melanie Bennett, was nominated for the award for helping a passerby with lawn mower ﬁre in Magna in May 2017. The ﬁre had spread to the surrounding bushes and fence leading to a chicken coop. Ofﬁcer Bennett called over the radio to have Uniﬁed Fire Authority respond to the ﬁre. In the meantime, she grabbed her ﬁre extinguisher and helped prevent the ﬁre from spreading. Thanks to her
quick thinking, Ofﬁcer Bennett helped prevent any major damage to the home and the chickens. Ofﬁcer Bennett has over 19 years of experience in Animal Control and has been with Salt Lake County Animal Services for 7 of those years. She comes from a family of Animal Control Ofﬁcers and has extensive knowledge of animal control protocol and livestock. If you see a Salt Lake County Animal Control Ofﬁcer out in the ﬁeld, please feel free to ask them questions. Our ofﬁcers can license and microchip your pet there in your community. Please mark in your calendar we will be hosting a Central Valley Licensing & Vaccination Clinic on May 16 at the Midvale Senior Center, time TBD. For additional information please check adoptutahpets.com. You can also come to Salt Lake County Animal Services, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM, to license your pet.
Midvale Journal- March 2018 Edition Published by The City Journals