Remembering Fallen Provo Master Officer Joseph Shinners
OREM, Utah – Funeral services will be held Saturday for fallen Provo Master Officer Joseph Shinners at 11 a.m. Services will be held at the UCCU Event Center at 800 W. University Parkway in Orem.
Shinners, 29, was shot last Saturday while trying to arrest a man in the parking lot of Bed Bath and Beyond near 50 W. University Parkway in Orem. Officers rushed him to the Utah Valley Hospital where he died from his injuries just before midnight, police said.
Shinners was originally from Boston, but lived in Springville, Utah, with his wife and 1-year-old son. He was a three-year veteran with the Provo Police Department and served with the SWAT team. He was also a field training officer and a member of the bicycle patrol.
The Provo Police Department is asking people to be prepared for multiple road closures throughout the morning.
Please be prepared for road closures along the funeral procession route in Provo this afternoon. The funeral procession exits onto EB Center Street from I-15 and continues east to University Ave, then south to I-15. Plan on traffic disruptions after the funeral. #JoeShinners pic.twitter.com/Q88qZ7AKm2
— Provo Police (@ProvoPolice) January 12, 2019
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The Utah Highway Patrol shared photos from an earlier procession for Shinners and of a touching tribute from the Ogden Police Department with a proper hand salute. The photos were captured by Trp. J. Miller.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) January 12, 2019
KSL 5 TV will cover the funeral as well as the graveside service on channel 5.2, the KSL TV app, streaming on KSLTV.com, and on the KSL 5 TV Facebook page.