In Memoriam

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1973 to 2018

Bryan Thatcher, age 44, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, June 27. Bryan had served as the Fire Marshal for Draper City for approximately a year. He also was a past president and board member for the Utah IAAI. He is survived by his wife Erin, his children Zoe, Demi Kai, and Kaleb and his stepsons Oliver and William. Bryan’s obituary can be viewed at

Any who wish may donate to a fund for his children at

Viewings will be held on July 5 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home in South Jordan, and on July 6 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am followed by funeral services at 12:00 pm at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah.

2018 Utah IAAI Conference

The 2018 Utah Chapter of the IAAI conference at the Rainbow hotel in Wendover was a huge success.  We had 99 fire investigators, both public and private, from all over the state of Utah as well as from surrounding states.  Some of the topics that were covered included, photography, scene safety, and evidence collection.  We had instruction from the state crime lab on submitting evidence, and instruction from the DA’s office on submitting evidence to the courts and building your curriculum vitae.

Please make sure that you start preparing for next years conference by placing a hold in your calendar.  Next years conference will be held February 24th through the 27th of 2019.  Hope to see you all there!!

2018 Utah-IAAI Conference

The 2018 Utah IAAI Conference is around the corner. To find out more information about the conference, registration and lodging, click HERE!

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