His death is a huge loss for the city. "He was Mr. 911. He did a superb job for the city and police department," Mortensen said.
"He will be remembered as great man who did a lot of good to establish and improve emergency communications throughout the southern Utah region. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family as they deal with these difficult circumstances," he said.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri; children: Jeffrey Bryan, Christopher Michael, Patrick James, and Jennifer Joy; grandchildren: Jeffrey Roman, Portia Colleen and Malcolm Aaron; and siblings: Ron, David, Ken, Denise and Diana. He was preceded in death by his son, Aaron Scott and mother, Ruth.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the St. George LDS Institute of Religion meetinghouse at 943 East 400 South, St. George, Utah at 2:00PM. Visitations will be held Friday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00 at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah and an additional viewing will be held from noon to 1:30PM prior to the funeral service at the St. George LDS Institute of Religion meetinghouse. Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery.