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Funeral for fallen Santaquin officer scheduled for next Monday

May 7, 2024, 1:34 PM | Updated: 8:11 pm

The state announced that Santaquin Police Officer Sgr. Bill Hooser's funeral will be held on May 13...

Community members in Santaquin watch as the procession from Taylorsville to bring fallen Santaquin Police Sgt. Bill Hooser back to Santaquin passes on Monday.

OREM, Utah — The funeral for Santaquin Police Officer Sgt. Bill Hooser will be held on Monday, May 13.

Santaquin officer funeral details

The Utah Department of Public Safety has confirmed that Hooser’s funeral will be held at the UCCU Events Center at Utah Valley University starting at 10 a.m. on Monday. Additional details were expected to be released later Tuesday.

The funeral will be just a week after Santaquin officer Hooser, 50, was killed in the line of duty on Sunday when police say he was hit by a semi-truck driven by 42-year-old Michael Aaron Jayne. Jayne was arrested following a five-hour manhunt that culminated in a chase in Vernal and Jayne crashing the stolen pickup truck he was driving, police said.

As of Tuesday morning, Jayne remained hospitalized with undisclosed injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening. No formal charges have been filed against him.

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Funeral for fallen Santaquin officer scheduled for next Monday