LOCAL NEWS

One Year Later: Kaysville Officers Revisit Scene Of Fire Rescue

Apr 4, 2019, 6:40 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2019, 2:21 pm

KAYSVILLE, Utah — Four Kaysville city police officers caught in a fireball while saving a suicidal man one year ago revisited the scene together for the very first time today.

All four officers spoke exclusively to news specialist Dan Rascon as they met at that Chevron Gas Station at 200 North and 300 West to express their feelings about what it’s like to be together one year later at a place where any one of them could have lost their lives.

“It brings you chills,” said Sgt. Lacy Turner. “Very lucky and very thankful and lucky that everyone is standing here with me and we all made it out.”

“Every time I show up here I think about that day,” said Officer Robert Jackson. “It’s always going to have a place in my life. I still have scars from the incident that I see every day.”

It was about 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday April 5th of last year when the call came in about a suicidal man that had poured gasoline on himself and had concealed himself in the mens bathroom.

Officer Jackson, Sgt. Turner, Lt. Shawn McKinnon and Officer Cade Bradshaw all ended up in the bathroom to try and talk him down from lighting himself on fire.

Then suddenly the man flicked a lighter — and that’s when the room went up in flames.

Surveillance video from the store captured the officers on fire as they came running and diving out of the restroom.

“(You) go into survival mode and everyone trying to get out of a tiny door way all at once,” said Officer Cade Bradshaw who got burned on his arm and face. “I feel lucky to be able to come back her and continue to serve.”

“All five of us trying to get out of the bathroom at the same time,” said Lt. McKinnon, whose hair caught fire. “It was hot and it was loud.”

“The sound of the flames engulfing us I don’t think I will ever forget,” said Sgt. Lacy Turner.

All five officers have completely healed and there are no signs of injuries.

Through it all they have formed a new kind of bond with each other.

“They are my brothers. It’s amazing how close we’ve become in the last year,” said Sgt. Turner.

“This incident definitely changed my outlook on life. Definitely don’t take things for granted anymore because you never know,” said Officer Jackson.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Customers looking around for trees to purchase. (KSL-TV)...
Erin Cox

Utah farmers say real Christmas trees prices continue to rise

Utahns looking for a real Christmas tree may notice a few extra dollars to the price tag compared to past years.
2 days ago
West Valley City police at the scene of the crash on  3100 S 3200 W. (KSL-TV0...
Michael Houck

Three car crash closes road in West Valley City

A person was sent to the hospital in serious condition after a three-car crash on Saturday, according to West Valley Police.
2 days ago
FILE PHOTO...
Michael Houck

South Jordan police investigate suspicious death involving vehicle fire

South Jordan Police are looking into a "suspicious" death involving a vehicle fire that happened on Thanksgiving.
2 days ago
Local customers shop celebrate Small Business Saturday at Beehive Naturals (KSL-TV)...
Karah Brackin

Utah businesses see support during Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday marks a day to celebrate and support the small businesses in a community, many of which depend on the influx of shoppers coming in.
2 days ago
West Valley police officers respond as a protest at the West Valley City Police Department is disru...
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Utah Man pleads guilty to pepper spraying Black Lives Matter protesters

A man pled guilty on Tuesday to hitting Black Lives Matter protesters with pepper spray at a demonstration in West Valley City in September 2020 as part of a plea deal.
2 days ago
A trash can fire that Mountain Green officials say is suspicious. (Mountain Green Fire Protection D...
Michael Houck

Mountain Green fire crews take down ‘suspicious’ trash can fire

First responders extinguished a burning trash can Friday evening, replicating a fire from a year ago in the Mountain Green area.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 reasons you may want to consider apartment life over owning a home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Take this quiz before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t let a ransomware attack get you down | Protect your workplace today with cyber insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
One Year Later: Kaysville Officers Revisit Scene Of Fire Rescue