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Melvin Charles Colebrook, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1931
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1973
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

He was raised in an area of Salt Lake called Butlerville in his youth and then moved closer to Salt Lake city. He attended high school at Davis High School in Farminton, Utah. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and then worked for the Union Pacific Railrod for twenty years. After that, he became a Deputy Sheriff for Salt Lake County. He was killed in the line of duty during a family fight in a vice-president of Walker Bank's home.

Age 41
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office
Homicide: Handgun

Deputy Colebrook was shot and killed while investigating a domesic dispute. The 41 year old victim and another deputy responded to 3569 Warr Rd. and located a couple arguing over custody of a small child. A struggle ensued as the two officers attempted to force the male suspect to release the child. The suspect gained control fo the other officer's .357 magnum pistol and used it to shoot Depuy Colebrook in the head. Overpowered by the second deputy, the suspect was taken into cutody. At a trial six months later, a jury acquitted the suspect. Deputy Colebrook left a wife and three children. He is buried in Wasatch Lawn Memoial Park. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Citizens of Salt Lake County. 
 
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 Parents:
  Melvin Charles Colebrook (1905 - 1946)
  Caroline Robbins Clark (1905 - 1967)
 
Burial:
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Northmont,Lot 223 1East
 
Created by: Jean M Wawrzyniak
Record added: Feb 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13436204
Melvin Charles Colebrook, Jr
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Melvin Charles Colebrook, Jr
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Melvin Charles Colebrook, Jr
Added by: Jean M Wawrzyniak
 
 
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-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 7, 2010

- To God Be The Glory; Acts 26:20
 Added: Jan. 10, 2009
Rest in peace.
- Linda Crawford
 Added: Nov. 21, 2007
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