the morning of 18 January 1979 Singer was confronted outside his home
by Utah law enforcement officers. His home was surrounded and he was
told to surrender his weapon. Singer pointed a pistol at the officers
and the officers responded killing Singer with multiple gunshot wounds.
His wife Vickie was taken to jail and his children were placed in shelter
homes. John Singer was buried in the Marion cemetery on 22 January 1979.
David Fleisher and David M. Freedman, Death of an American: The Killing
of John Singer (1983).