ST. GEORGE — Nearly 1,000 people gathered to honor St. George Police Officer Adam Ashworth, as family and friends provided an intimate look into his life – amid an audience of officers donning their finest blues.
A low hush could be heard across Dixie State University's Burns Arena, where the entire basketball court was transformed to accommodate the Ashworth family, along with friends and the hundreds of officers who traveled from all over Utah, Nevada and beyond – to celebrate the life of one of their own.
Ashworth, a veteran police officer with the St. George Police Department, died on July 22 at Dixie Regional Hospital, where the 39-year-old had spent more than two weeks in the intensive care unit. From the time the officer was admitted to the hospital, his family made sure there was always someone in the room with him until his death.
From there, the St. George Police Department stationed two officers in the honor guard to keep a constant watch over him at Serenity Funeral Home until the services were held Wednesday.