NORTH OGDEN, Utah | Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah | Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah  — A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.

Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his deployment to Afghanistan.

He was a military intelligence officer with Joint Force Headquarters and was expected to return to his mayoral job in January.

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