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Trooper Eric Dale Ellsworth | Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

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Eric Dale Ellsworth

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 395

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 11/18/2016

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Trooper Eric Ellsworth succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle at approximately 9:45 pm on November 18th, 2016.

He had responded to reports of low hanging power lines on Route 13, near 13600 North, in Box Elder County. He was waiting for the local power company to arrive at the scene to repair the line when he observed a semi approaching. As he exited his patrol car to warn the driver of the obstruction he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

He was flown to Intermountain Medical Center in grave condition. He succumbed to his injuries four days later.

Trooper Ellsworth had served with the Utah Highway Patrol for seven years. He is survived by his wife, three young sons, and parents. His father is a retired Utah Highway Patrol trooper.

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You will be missed Brother. You are a giant among men and you always had my six. Though you are gone you will never be forgotten. Eric your kindness and love for Utah and people will live on forever. We have the watch from here. We will see you in the halls of heaven.

Trooper Jon Stanford
Utah Highway Patrol
September 28, 2017

 

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