Category: Addam Swapp

Police officer dies as siege ends in polygamist’s arrest

The siege began early Jan. 16, a few hours after the the Mormon Church’s chapel, half a mile from the compound, was bombed. The police talked by telephone with Mr. Swapp, who said the bombing had been an act of revenge against the church and the state for the killing by the police in 1979 of the polygamist clan’s patriarch, John Singer. Mr. Swapp told others that he had sought an armed confrontation to bring on the resurrection of Mr. Singer.