Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Code Enforcement Officer Jill Robinson was killed in the line of duty on August 2, 2018.   Jill Robinson was an Officer with West Valley City, Utah, for the past 10 years.  News reports state that she was killed while performing a routine code enforcement inspection.  Her death is a reminder to us all that we must be vigilant as we perform our duties, be aware of our surroundings and practice safety first.  We offer our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and co-workers.

Officer Robinson's obituary, service information and online condolences may be found at  The family asks that "in lieu of flowers, in honor of Jill, please remember your constant acts of kindness."

Obituary for Jill Lanette Robinson

Jill Lanette Robinson, born to Wayne and Ronny Robinson on October 8th, 1965, remains our loving daughter, sister, mom, aunt, gramma, and best friend. She was a homemaker, crafter, and someone who believed in not random, but constant acts of kindness. Jill was as thoughtful as they come. A single mother who raised four beautiful children to whom she gave the world and more. She was an excellent gardener, football watcher, last-minute camper, and a really loud fisher. She loved the horse races, piano-playing, dime collecting, going to plays, movies, and hockey games. She had really great legs and the most beautiful eyes and smile. She was a total badass who graduated Police Officer Standard Training in 2004, her long-time dream, and took pride in re-certifying every year since. She was our comfort, our dance partner, our biggest fan, our April-Fools Day Prankster, our actual bone-marrow-donating life-saver, our Super-Mom, our sweet “Zelma,” and the hardest worker we ever knew. She was devoted to her job as a Code-Enforcement Officer during the week and her services in the Danville Women’s Group Home on the weekend, and she spent every other moment helping others or being with her beloved children and grandchildren. She could not have been prouder of her four kids going through college and pursuing their dreams as a Teacher, a Lawyer, an Actor, and a Stage Technician. She was as much of a gift to her grandchildren as they were to her. She spoiled them with toys, horsey-back rides, funny noises, and trips to the pool. Her love will be a guiding light to all those who are so lost without her now, and she will always be remembered as our Hero.

She is survived by her children Jessica (Mike) Knorr, Katie (Tyler) Merrill, Halie (Nate) Merril, Riley Merrill, Emalee Egelund; grandchildren Izac and Zayne Knorr; parents Wayne and Ronny Robinson; and her siblings Joan (Kevin) Cox, Jaren (Shauna) Robinson, David (Marci) Robinson, Julie (Kent) Egelund.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, Utah. Viewing will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Salt Lake South Cottonwood Stake Center, 1250 East 4800 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, in honor of Jill, please remember your constant acts of kindness.

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