WVC identifies code enforcement officer shot and killed in neighborhood


    Jill Robinson was a “beloved mother, grandmother and aunt,” who was “just doing her job” when she was shot and killed in a West Valley City neighborhood. (Photo: KUTV)

    (KUTV) -- Jill Robinson was a “beloved mother, grandmother and aunt,” who was “just doing her job” when she was shot and killed in a West Valley City neighborhood.

    Steve Buhler, a member of the city council, identified her as the person who was murdered on a driveway Thursday morning.

    Police said Robinson, a 10-year code enforcement officer for the city, had gone on a “routine” call on Wendy Avenue, near 2900 South and 4200 West.

    She was able to get out of her city vehicle, but was confronted by a 64-year-old man, who lives in the area, a man who is accused of pulling the trigger.

    Fire was also to her city truck, and the house next door.

    Upon arriving, police spotted the man and took him into custody. As of 6 p.m. Thursday, his name had not been released.

    The code enforcement division deals with non-criminal violations of city ordinances, such as too many weeds or junk on yards.

    It’s unknown if the suspect was the subject of a code enforcement complaint, or whether he’d been cited in the past. Police said that would be part of their investigation.

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