Officer Joshua Yazzie

Died: June 7, 2010
Age: 33
Bureau of Indian Affairs

Officer Yazzie, 33, died when his patrol vehicle rolled 200 feet down an embankment on the side of Bottle Hollow Dam on the Ute Tribe reservation in Duchesne County. At approximately 6:20 p.m., the officer was responding to assist ambulance personnel with an intoxicated man who was becoming violent. Officer Yazzie lost control of his vehicle and was ejected when it rolled, killing him instantly. He is survived by his wife and two small children. His bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by his wife Jessica and children Jaxsen and MaCee Yazzie.