Midwest Valley Police Officer Found Dead in I-80 Tunnels Green River

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Midwest Valley Police Officer Found Dead in I-80 Tunnels Green River

A missing West Valley City, Utah, police officer died last Thursday night as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the I-80 tunnels above Green River. Sweetwater County Detective Dick Blust Jr. says that troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol were dispatched at around 9:50 PM to a one-vehicle crash in the westbound lane of the Interstate 80 tunnels. Valdes, who lived in West Jordan, Utah, was last seen when he left his home for work on March 19 between 8 and 9 PM, but did not arrive. The West Jordan Police Department has been handling Valdes’s case since his disappearance. Sheriff’s Office detectives are following up leads in the ongoing investigation, which is being coordinated with the West Valley City and West Jordan Police Departments.