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Washington, DC—Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senior Republican and President Pro Tempore of the Senate released the following statement after he and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a Senate resolution to honor Utahn Brent Taylor.

The legislation would rename the North Ogden Department of Veteran’s Affairs outstation the ‘Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation’ after Major Brent Taylor, who lost his life on November 3, 2018 while deployed to Afghanistan during an unprecedented year-long leave of absence from his service as the Mayor of North Ogden.

“Brent Taylor was a hero, a patriot, a loving father, and a dear friend,” Hatch said. “News of his death in Afghanistan was devastating to all Utahns. Renaming this facility after Brent is a fitting tribute to his leadership, courage, and integrity. I hope it will also show Jennie and the Taylor family how much we honor their sacrifice.”

Senator Hatch shown with Major Brent Taylor