Officer Douglas Scott Barney

The Unified Police Department family is grateful for the outpouring of support from the community. Our hearts go out to the Barney Family during this difficult time. Our thoughts are also with Officer Jon Richey and the Richey Family as he is recovering from sustained injuries.


We are extremely grateful to those who have donated, or plan to donate, to Officer Barney's family, Benefit accounts have been created on behalf of the Barney and Richey Families. Those wishing to donate can do so at America First Credit Union under the Doug Barney Memorial Account and the Jon Richey Charitable Account or contact AFCU at 1-800-999-3961.


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The video below is the complete Officer Doug Barney funeral for those who were unable to attend.

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Unified Police Department News

UPD K-9 Aldo Killed Serving Search Warrant - 04/28/16


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of UPD K-9 Aldo. Aldo was shot and killed last night while protecting his handler and other detectives serving a search warrant.

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Dominos Pizza Robbery Suspect Sought - 04/27/16


LOCATION: 4756 S. Highland Dr. Millcreek, Utah

WHO: Suspect: Caucasian male with a scruffy face, wearing glasses, jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

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UPD Seeking Female Fraud Suspect - 04/27/16


LOCATION: Salt Lake County, Utah

WHO: Suspect: Caucasian female, approximately 30 years of age. The suspect speaks with a heavy foreign accent of unknown origin.

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UPD Conducting DUI Checkpoint This Weekend


The Unified Police Department's Taylorsville Precinct and the DUI Squad will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint at 5000 S. Bangerter Highway on Friday April 29, 2016 from 9:30 pm until approximately 0230 am Saturday morning April 30, 2016.

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UPD Officer Delivers Own Baby On Way To Hospital - 04/19/16


LOCATION: Salt Lake County/Utah County line

WHO: Baby girl: Bexleigh, born at 3:28am

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Kearns Auto vs. Bike Victim Identified - 04/11/16


The victim of the Kearns bicycle vs car accident on 04/10/16 has been identified.

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Kearns Apothecary Robbery Suspect Sought - 04/05/16


INCIDENT DATE: March 30, 2016 at approximately 5:00 PM

WHERE: Apothecary Pharmacy at 4188 West 5415 South. Kearns, Utah

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Caucasian male in his 20’s. Approximately 6’ 0” tall with a slender build. He was wearing Black Shoes, Black pants, a black hoodie (Under the hoodie, a gray tee shirt with dark strips). He was also wearing a white ball cap with sunglasses on top of the ball cap. It appears the suspect was wearing reading glasses with thick black frames.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: A Black 1990’s Chevrolet, S-10 pick-up truck. The truck has a black tool box in the bed of the truck.

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Taylorsville Stabbing Suspects Still Outstanding - 03/04/16


WHO: Suspect #1 - Eliesa Tupo Olive 32 yr old Polynesian Male. 5’.9” Brown eyes / Black hair / 145 lbs
Suspect #2 - Jeffery Hanson (CORRECTED LAST NAME) 34 yr old White Male / 5’.8” / Brown eyes / Blond hair /140 lbs
Suspect Vehicle: (The Durango’s color was originally registered as being Red, however it has been painted a primer black color). The Durango’s license plate number is Utah/E787U.


TIME: 3:00 pm

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Joint Taskforce Established to Target Parole Fugitives/Walkaways - 02/10/16


LOCATION: Salt Lake County

WHO: Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake
Salt Lake City Police Department
Department of Corrections

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Midvale Taco Cart Serial Robberies - 02/09/16


ROBBERY: 1/5/16 7:03pm 7273 S. State St. Parking lot of the 3 Alarm Saloon
1/19/16 8:40pm 7273 S. State St. Parking lot of the 3 Alarm Saloon
1/22/16 3:46pm 625 W. Center St., Midvale
2/1/16 10:59pm 625 W. Center St., Midvale
2/7/16 9:39pm 752 W. Center St., Midvale

WHAT: Serial Robberies from taco carts in Midvale

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