Utah man killed, wife hurt as cou­ple cel­e­brated an­niver­sary

Cou­ple were on last day of trip; soccer team hon­ors po­lice o∞cer

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

lon­don» Four peo­ple were killed and at least 30 in­jured in the at­tack in West­min­ster. They were a cos­mopoli­tan snap­shot of one of the world’s most cos­mopoli­tan ci­ties. Here’s what’s known about the vic­tims:

• Kurt W. Cochran, from the United States, was on the last day of a trip cel­e­brat­ing his 25th wed­ding an­niver­sary when he was killed, ac­cord­ing to the Mor­mon church his par­ents-in-law work for. His wife, Melissa, was se­ri­ously in­jured. She re­mains hos­pi­tal­ized. The church said Thurs­day the Utah cou­ple was vis­it­ing the woman’s par­ents, who are Mor­mon mis­sion­ar­ies in Lon­don.

In a tweet, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump called Cochran “a great Amer­i­can” and said, “My prayers and con­do­lences are with his fam­ily and friends.”

• Po­lice Of­fi­cer Keith Palmer, 48, was on duty pro­tect­ing Par­lia­ment when he was stabbed to death.

He had been a mem­ber of the par­lia­men­tary and diplo­matic pro­tec­tion forces for 15 years and was a sol­dier in the Royal Ar­tillery be­fore that.

Honor­ing Palmer, Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May said he was “a hus­band, a fa­ther . ... He was ev­ery inch a hero.

Charl­ton Ath­letic Foot­ball Club said Palmer was a loyal and long­time fan of the team and “a fa­mil­iar face” at its Lon­don sta­dium. As a tribute, the club placed one of its red-and-white scarves on his seat in the East Stand where he sat “for many years.” It said the scarf will stay there un­til April 4, the date of the team’s next home game.

• Aysha Frade, a Bri­tish ci­ti­zen whose mother is Span­ish, was one of two peo­ple killed on the bridge.

In the north­west­ern Span­ish town of Be­tan­zos, where her mother was born and her two sis­ters run an English-lan­guage school, the mayor said: “The whole town is shocked.”

Al­though Frade, 43, was born and lived in Lon­don, she spent weeks ev­ery sum­mer in Be­tan­zos vis­it­ing rel­a­tives, said Ra­mon Gar­cia Vazquez, mayor of the town of 13,000 peo­ple in Spain’s Gali­cia re­gion. “The fam­ily of Aysha was very well known in the vil­lage and loved by every­body here,” he told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

• A 75-year-old vic­tim has not been iden­ti­fied.

Kurt Cochran was killed in Wed­nes­day’s Lon­don ter­ror at­tack, and wife, Melissa, was se­ri­ously in­jured. The cou­ple’s home is in a mid­dle-class neigh­bor­hood with small, older homes ar­ranged on both sides of a quiet road in a bed­room com­mu­nity just out­side Salt Lake City. AFP/Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints

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