Ogden officer involved in fatal shooting named

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ROY -- Authorities have released the name of the police officer who fatally shot a suspect during a drug bust in Roy earlier this month, the Standard-Examiner reports.

The Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force says Sgt. Troy Burnett fired the shots that killed Todd E. Blair, 45.

The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. Sept. 16 at a home near 5900 South and 2600 West in Roy. A joint drug task force had been conducting an ongoing investigation there for several weeks.

Upon serving a search warrant and entering the home, officers say Blair came at them with a golf club.

"One of the members of the house came toward one of the officers in a manner which threatened the officer," said Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham after the shooting. "The officers had to use deadly force to subdue the suspect. The suspect has died and we're just beginning the investigation."

According to the Standard-Examiner, Burnett is a veteran Ogden police officer. He's the second in command among 13 officers on the strike force.

Burnett is now on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, which is standard procedure. That investigation should be completed by the end of the week.

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