BODYCAM: Officer Leaves Funeral to Save Elderly Couple from Fire

He deployed from the funeral of a slain officer, saving a disabled & elderly couple

By Calibre Press  |   Jan 28, 2016

On Monday morning Unified Police Department Officer Brandon Sulich was off duty, outside the Kearns (UT) precinct. He was waiting for an 8:15 a.m. departure to the funeral ofOfficer Doug Barney, who was shot and killed a week earlier. That’s when Officer Sulich heard the dispatch for a house fire nearby. (Thanks to reader Ron Penny for sending this story to

Pat Reavey, Deseret News:

“Once they put out the address, I realized that I was probably only 30 seconds away from it,” Sulich said Tuesday.

The young officer, who is still on probationary status, now had to decide whether to wait for the group to go to the funeral or respond to the house fire.

“It was a very quick decision. It almost seemed natural. It wasn’t like I struggled with it. It was about the time it took for my hand to get up to my shifter was about how long it took me to make a decision,” he said. “Of course, the priority to possibly save lives is more important.”

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