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A.M. notes: West Valley officer killed, Clinton cleared again by FBI, Kansas student gets Kit Kats

Utah Transit Authority police officers, who wished to remain anonymous, place American flags in the yard of Jeff and Jenny Brotherson, parents of West Valley police officer Cody Brotherson, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in West Valley City. Officer Brotherson w
Utah Transit Authority police officers, who wished to remain anonymous, place American flags in the yard of Jeff and Jenny Brotherson, parents of West Valley police officer Cody Brotherson, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in West Valley City. Officer Brotherson was hit and killed while trying to help stop a fleeing car during a chase in West Valley City early Sunday.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Two days until Election Day. The news from the weekend included the tragic death of a West Valley City officer:

West Valley City police officer hit and killed over the weekend

On Sunday, a West Valley City police officer was hit and killed during a car chase on early Sunday morning. Three people involved in the chase are now in custody, according to the Deseret News.

The officer, Cody Brotherson, died when a car struck the right side of his vehicle in West Valley City. He’s the first West Valley officer to die “in the line of duty," the Deseret News reported.

Brotherson had worked for the police department there for three years, according to the Deseret News.

Brotherson leaves behind a fiancee, two young brothers and parents.

"Our amazing and beautiful son, brother, nephew, friend and boyfriend wanted to be a police officer his entire life. That dream was realized three years ago but was cut short this morning," Jenny Brotherson said, according to the Deseret News. "He was the best person any family could ever ask for. Cody had the most loyal heart and would do anything for those he loved. Cody was the family jokester and protector."

First female U.S. attorney general has died

Janet Reno, the first woman to ever serve as the U.S. attorney general, died on Monday at the age of 78, according to the Associated Press. She died from complications of Parkinson’s disease, spending her final days at her home in Miami along with her family and friends.

The world knew Reno for speaking bluntly, using such lines as “the buck stops with me” (a line made famous from President Harry Truman) and “I don’t do spin.” She served under Bll Clinton for eight years.

Reno also ran for governor of Florida in 2002, losing during the primary season.

At one point in her life, Reno was asked to define her own legacy, according to the Associated Press. She quoted George Washington instead.

"If I were to write all that down I might be reduced to tears. I would prefer to drift on down the stream of life and let history make the judgment."

FBI clears Clinton of emails … again

The election doesn’t care about your weekend. On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the bureau had found nothing new or incriminating against Hillary Clinton in a new batch of emails discovered in connection with an unrelated case, the Associated Press reported.

Just less than 48 hours from Election Day, the FBI sent a letter to Congress that said the FBI worked lengthy hours "around the clock to process and review a large number of emails.” Comey said that the FBI found nothing in the new batches of emails that made him interested in prosecuting Clinton.

And while Donald Trump reacted to the news by saying Clinton is “protected by a rigged system,” Clinton chose not to address the issue directly.

"We're glad this matter is resolved," said Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communications director.

Philly transit reaches deal with union

More than 4,700 union workers reached a deal with Philadelphia for a five-year contract that will end work stoppages that ailed the city of brotherly love over the last week, according to NBC News. Travelers will have to seek out alternative routes Monday, but all transit should be fine on Tuesday for Election Day.

The deal will help these union workers receive better wages, benefits and shift hours.

This deal became especially important after there were raised concerns that the union strike over the deal would stop people from heading to the polls on Election Day, NBC Washington reported. As FiveThirtyEight reported, this could decrease voter turnout, especially among minorities and poor voters.

To combat this, Philadelphia filed a motion with a state court to stop the strike just for Election Day so that voters could get to the polls in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

Kansas student gets a break with a car full of Kit Kat bars

So this is a bit of weird news.

A Kansas State University student who went viral last week after posting a photo of an alleged thief of his Kit Kat bar found his car stocked with the chocolate wafer candy — all for free, thanks to the candy company, according to The Huffington Post.

In total, the student, Hunter Jobbins, received close to 6,500 bars of chocolate.

Jobbins shared the Kit Kats with his friends and those who wanted to see his car. He said he hopes the thief will come back, The Huffington Post reported.

“If the Kit Kat thief is reading this or keeping up with this, I would love for you to come and tell me, and I’ll give you a big hug, a thank you and a lot of Kit Kats,” Jobbins said.

Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.