What police officials said began as a routine drug raid against a suspect with a relatively minor criminal record ended in gunfire that killed one officer and wounded five others in Ogden, Utah.
State and national flags were lowered Thursday to honor the dead and wounded officers as top officials from a regional narcotics task force continued their investigation into the Wednesday night raid that took the life of Ogden Officer Jared Francom, a seven-year veteran who is survived by his wife and two children.
Four officers were hospitalized in serious to critical condition and a fifth was treated and released, police said.
The suspect, Matthew David Stewart, 37, had "a limited criminal history" believed to include mostly misdemeanors, Ogden Police Chief Wayne Tarwater said. Stewart was injured and remains hospitalized under guard. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, but Tarwater did not say whether he was shot.
"It's a very, very sad day for Ogden," Tarwater said. "The law enforcement community is mourning."
In thanking outside police departments for their support, he said at one point Wednesday night there were "40 officers from probably seven different agencies" at the hospital after the raid.