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Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified last night about the death of Craig Patterson, UDOT avalanche forecaster. The Governor has issued the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened by the death of Craig Patterson in the line of duty. By all accounts, he was a dedicated state employee who was admired and respected for his professionalism and expertise in making our canyons safer for countless Utahns. He also was devoted father and loving husband. During this difficult time, Jeanette and I offer my sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers on behalf of all Utahns to Craig's wife Renea and their daughter. He will be dearly missed."

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