Large US flag stolen from Major Brent Taylor Foundation trailer

Aug 22, 2022, 10:27 AM | Updated: 7:09 pm

NORTH OGDEN, Utah — The widow of former North Ogden Mayor Maj. Brent Taylor is pleading with the public to keep an eye out for a special flag that was stolen over the weekend.

“My biggest plea is if you open the case hoping you had hundreds of dollars of power tools inside that DeWalt case and you found fabric, please give the fabric back; that fabric is important to us,” said Jennie Taylor.

The flag was stolen out of the Major Brent Taylor Foundation’s trailer Friday night as it was parked outside of a volunteer’s home. The trailer had been loaded that evening with 250 smaller flags in preparation for a service member’s service on Saturday.

“We came out and there was no question it was messed with,” Taylor said. “The door was wide open.”

Taylor said the lock on the door was gone but nothing was damaged inside the trailer.

It wasn’t until volunteers were setting up the service that they realized the case with the flag was missing.

“We packed it up and went to the funeral. That was our top priority, we have to be there for that family, but then when we got that settled and looked through the trailer, we realized one of our cases with one of our larger flags was gone.”

The missing flag, called the Lieutenant, is a 30′ by 60′ American flag. It is often used at parades and events honoring service members or members of the community.

“In Colorado a few years ago, Officer Eric Talley was killed in a grocery store. We flew out there and took the flag. We lent it to Boulder City Police Station, and they hung it on the side of their police building for a number of weeks,” Taylor said. “During the pandemic, we hung it on the side of McKay-Dee and Ogden Regional Medical Center to thank our healthcare workers. So, this is very much significant, very emotional, and it’s a display, it’s a tribute flag.”

Jennie Taylor is the diving force behind the foundation – named after her husband who was killed in action in 2018.

Taylor hopes that whoever stole the case with the flag in it realizes its value isn’t monetary, but instead sentimental. It’s a symbol of service.

“It’s frustrating and it’s crushing, and our first thought is who in the world hates us, which is not necessarily a targeted attack, but you feel violated when something you own is taken by someone who does not have permission to take it.”

To replace the Lieutenant would cost the foundation about $1,500. Taylor hopes they won’t have to and the flag will be found.

“We’re not looking to punish or make a big deal out of it. If someone is listening and knows about it, seen it, just give it back.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)...

Mark Jones

Police find no bomb after threat issued toward Provo bookstore

Provo police say they found no signs of a bomb following a bomb threat Saturday morning.

3 hours ago

Natalie Cline attends the monthly meeting for the Utah State Board of Education, the first since th...

Lindsay Aerts

Natalie Cline loses reelection bid at Salt Lake County GOP Convention

Natalie Cline has lost in her reelction bid to remain on the Utah State Board of Education.

3 hours ago

Karl Stoss, Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games chair, Colin Hilton, Olympic Legacy...

Lisa Riley Roche

IOC wraps up visit to Utah’s proposed 2034 Olympic venues

A pair of short track speedskating coaches at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns were eagerly waiting Friday for the arrival of the International Olympic Committee delegation in Utah visiting venues for a 2034 Winter Games, so they could catch up with a former teammate from China, who’s now an IOC member.

5 hours ago

In March, Amariah Jacobs was on a hike with her husband along the Oregon coast when she found a rar...

Paulina Aguilar, CNN

Preschool teacher finds rare fossil along Oregon coast

In March, Amariah Jacobs was on a hike with her husband along the Oregon coast when she found a rare fossil of an extinct animal.

9 hours ago

(Courtesy: Ogden Utah Fire Department) The aftermath of the fire...

Carlysle Price

Ogden mobile home fire claims lives of a cat and dog

A one-story mobile home caught fire Friday night near Wall Avenue, where four people and three pets were affected. 

9 hours ago

A man stands near what was discovered to be a well that opened up in a Spanish Fork man's Driveway....

Brianna Chavez

Spanish Fork homeowner finds old well under his driveway

After years of gradual change in one Spanish Fork homeowner's driveway, a well was discovered after part of the concrete caved in.

21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Large US flag stolen from Major Brent Taylor Foundation trailer