Salt Lake City police have provided security services for Utah Pride every year it has been held in city limits, said police spokeswoman Lara Jones. This year, an officer was put on paid administrative leave for refusing an assignment at Utah Pride.
“If you refuse to do an assignment, that’s going to be a problem inside the police department,” Jones told The Salt Lake Tribune. “The vast majority of officers, when they come to work, they understand that they leave their personal opinions at home and serve the community.”
This year, 30 officers are scheduled to provide security and traffic control the the Utah Pride Parade.