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Officer's Missing Firearm Located, Returned

The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

June 10, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – A Salt Lake City police officer was breathing a sigh of relief Friday after his lost and loaded duty firearm was recovered.

The officer had lost the matte black Glock semi-automatic handgun on Wednesday after leaving the weapon on the trunk of his car and then driving off.

Details on where the gun was found and the circumstances of its return were not immediately available Friday, but police spokeswoman Lara Jones confirmed that, “Thanks to a concerned citizen, the missing firearm has been returned.”

On Wednesday, the officer — a veteran lawman who now faces a departmental review of the incident — drove from 700 South and 1050 West, got on Interstate 15 at 400 South and continued on to Woods Cross before realizing the weapon was gone.

Police had offered a $200 reward for return of the weapon. It was not clear Friday whether the citizen who returned the firearm accepted the offer.

The Salt Lake Tribune will provide additional detail on this development as it is released.

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