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Longtime Payson Department of Public Safety Officer Seth Meeske was hailed as a hero after he managed to drive himself to the hospital despite being shot three times.

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He’s a hero among us

We’ll never know what violent, desperate impulse led Cody Archuleta to fire three times through the window of his car at Department of Public Safety Officer Seth Meeske.

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The stuff of heroes

Shot three times, DPS Officer Seth Meeske drove to the hospital as he radioed a warning, which led to a 40-minute high-speed chase that ended with the shooter’s death

The traffic stop at 10 p.m. Saturday seemed routine — something Department of Public Safety Officer Seth Meeske had done a thousand times in his 14-year career.

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