30 years ago today - Jan 28, 1988
Early in the morning, on the Singer-Swapp compound in Marion, Utah, officers with dogs hide in a nearby building and wait for Addam Swapp to start his morning chores. Emerging at about 8:30 a.m., Swapp and his brother Jonathan are surprised by the hidden lawmen. During the gun battle, Addam Swapp is wounded and police officer Fred House was killed. The remaining family members in the Singer home surrender and the thirteen-day siege which began when Addam Swapp bombed a nearby LDS stake house ends.