Summit County deputies help out with manhunt
August 31, 2010
Five law enforcement officers from Summit County participated last weekend in a manhunt for a fugitive accused of shooting and killing a Kane County deputy.
The search ended early Monday morning when the suspect was captured.
The U.S. Marshals Service had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the man. Deputy Brian Harris, 41, was shot by 23-year-old Scott Curley on Aug. 26, investigators said.
Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ron Bridge said hundreds of officers participated in the search.
"They requested assistance from agencies throughout the state We went down to help," Bridge said. "It was similar to a search-and-rescue operation except they were SWAT teams."
Officers searched buildings and used dogs to follow footprints.
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"When you have a fellow peace officer who is killed in the line of duty everybody wants to go down and be involved in those types of captures," Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said.
Two snipers and three other members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Emergency Response Team helped with the search near Kanab.
"They actually assisted in being part of the tactical command down there," Edmunds said. "There is always a sense of urgency on the part of law enforcement to catch those folks who kill peace officers."
Other deputies from Summit County who participated in the manhunt included: Josh Wall, Mike Georgi, Paul Scott and Austin Turner.