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Posted on: September 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Ballard Corner Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting Today

Ballard Corner

DRAPER, Utah. Draper City Mayor Troy K. Walker and Police Chief Bryan Roberts invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting for Ballard Corner Memorial Park. At this site on September 1, 2013, Sergeant Johnson was shot in the line of duty and later died from a gunshot wound. The park was built to honor the life and career of Sergeant Johnson. There will be an unveiling of a bench and a monument in memory of Sergeant Johnson.

The park was named after the Ballard family, the original owners of the property.

Speakers at the event include: Mayor Troy K. Walker, Shante Johnson (Derek’s widow), and Dayson Johnson (Derek’s brother).

The event details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm (Short Program)
Location: At the corner of Fort Street and 13200 South, Draper, Utah

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Contact: Chad Carpenter, Draper Police Department Public Information Officer (801) 576-6367
Cell: (801) 831-6433

Maridene Hancock, Draper City Public Information Officer (801) 576-6527
Cell: (801) 831-7224

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