Utah County Sergeant Killed, Deputy Injured In Pursuit Of Suspect

Jan 31, 2014

Sgt. Cory Wride of the Utah County Sheriff's Office was found dead Thursday afternoon after pulling over to assist with what looked like a disabled vehicle. A deputy was critically injured giving chase to a suspect, who is now in custody.
Credit Utah County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Cory Wride of the Utah County Sheriff's Office was killed during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon and another deputy was injured pursuing a suspect.

Wride was found by Utah County deputies shortly after 1 p.m. He was still in his patrol vehicle and died at the scene. Officials said Wride had stopped to check on a truck that appeared to be disabled and was shot and killed from the truck while running a background check on his computer.

Deputies located a possible suspect vehicle in Santaquin at 2:51 p.m. and gave pursuit. The suspect opened fire on a pursuing vehicle and struck Deputy Greg Sherwood in the head. 

The suspect led deputies through Juab County where he hijacked another vehicle. He crossed the median on Interstate 15 going southbound and struck a fence on the northbound side. He was wounded after exchanging shots with deputies and was taken into custody.

Sherwood and the suspect, 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia Jauregui, were both taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Both underwent surgery and are in critical condition.

Jauregui had previously served jail time for attempted homicide, according to the sheriff's office. Authorities said his prognosis "isn't good."

UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: Jauregui has died from his wounds, media sources confirm. 

- Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.