Widow of Slain Utah Mayor to Observe State of Union Address

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Utah National Guard Honor Guard carry a casket containing the remains of Maj. Brent R. Taylor at the National Guard base on Nov. 14, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (Matt Herp/Standard-Examiner, via AP) -- The Associated Press

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The widow of a Utah mayor killed while serving in Afghanistan will attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night at the U.S. Capitol.

Jennie Taylor will be in the House gallery as a guest of U.S. Rep. Bob Bishop, a Utah Republican whose 1st Congressional District includes North Ogden of which Brent Taylor was mayor.

The 39-year-old Utah National Guard major died in November during a deployment while on temporary leave as mayor.

The Standard-Examiner reports that Jennie Taylor said she didn't know if Trump will mention her husband during the address but said it'd "amazing if he did."

Bishop spokesman Lee Lonsberry said the invitation was intended as a gesture of thanks to the Taylors.

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