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Police release memorial details for slain West Valley officer

WEST VALLEY CITY — Police have announced additional dates and times for memorial services to honor fallen West Valley City officer Cody Brotherson.

A viewing for Brotherson will be held 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Valley View Mortuary, 4335 W. 4100 South, with a graveside service Monday at nearby Valley View Cemetery. The Sunday viewing is open to the public.

Brotherson's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive. A procession route for the funeral has yet to be finalized.

A vigil for Brotherson is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fairbourne Station Plaza, 2810 W. 3590 South, just west of City Hall. West Valley Mayor Ron Bigelow, Police Chief Lee Russo and Brotherson's father are expected to speak at the vigil.

Brotherson, 25, was fatally hit by a fleeing vehicle early Sunday at the intersection of 4100 South and 2200 West, police said. Brotherson had turned on his vehicle's red and blue emergency lights and was in the process of putting a spike strip onto the roadway to puncture the tires of the fleeing vehicle, according to investigators.

The occupants of that stolen car are three teenage boys, two of them 15 years old and the other 14, West Valley police revealed Tuesday. However, the department has still not addressed whether the boys intentionally struck Brotherson or what alleged offenses they were booked into a juvenile detention center for. A call to police for an update on that information was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Brotherson is the first West Valley police officer to be killed in the line to duty. The Granger High School alum is survived by his fiancee, his parents and two younger brothers.

A car and bike cruise will also be held as a memorial fundraiser at 2 p.m. Saturday in honor of Brotherson, who was passionate about cars. The event will be held at the Valley Fair Mall, 3601 S. 2700 West. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be given to Brotherson's family.