Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Eric Dale Ellsworth

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Reflections for Trooper Eric Dale Ellsworth

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

November 28, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Trooper Ellsworth for your 7 years of service and ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Kansas

November 28, 2016

I'm going to miss you, Eric! I liked you from the very first call you backed me on. You seemed genuine, honest, and kind. The years I've known you since have proven that to have been accurate. I was heart broken to hear you were hurt, and devastated when we heard you passed. I promise, in the future, whenever I come across your boys, I'll let them know how proud I was to call you my friend!

Officer Mike London (Retired)
Perry Police

November 28, 2016

Rest in peace Trooper Ellsworth. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold


November 27, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over five years. I pray that Eric's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 27, 2016

I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family and to the community Trooper Ellsworth served.

Texas Mom
Mother of a LEO

November 27, 2016

Here in New Mexico, we mourn the loss of UHP Trooper Eric Ellsworth. May God console the hearts of his wife and children and give each one of them peace all the days of their lives. On the day of his funeral services, I will pray a rosary for his family and the UHP community at the Capilla de San Antonio located in La Cieneguilla, New Mexico. Bendiciones

Police Chaplain Jose Villegas, Sr.
Santa Fe Police Department

November 27, 2016

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

November 27, 2016



November 26, 2016


Sergeant Matthew Hurley
MassArt Police Department, Boston, MA

November 25, 2016

Trooper Ellsworth, your life was lost while trying to protect others. You are truly a hero. All those who know and love you best are in our prayers and so long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless and forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 25, 2016



November 25, 2016

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 325
Alachua P.D.

November 25, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Ellsworth. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Utah Highway Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

November 25, 2016

My condolences to the family of Trooper Eric Ellsworth, Losing a loved one is difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus wrds found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. Once again, I am sorry for your lost.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 25, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

November 25, 2016

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 24, 2016

Blessed be the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. Rest In Peace. God bless you, your family, and friends.

Explorer Chris Paetow

November 24, 2016

Rest in Peace my brother, we thank you for your service and dedication.

Sergeant Stephen Woodard
Texas Highway Patrol

November 24, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Eric.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 24, 2016

We join with those asking the God of peace to minister to the family of Trooper Ellsworth in their time of loss.

Chaplain Bill Upton
Tooele City PD

November 24, 2016

May the Lord comfort your family at this most difficult time and forever.
Prayers also go out to your department and friends.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

November 24, 2016

Trooper Ellsworth, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

November 24, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 24, 2016

This is such a tragedy and all of Law Enforcement is grieving. Your Law Enforcement family is feeling this loss as well. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Families of this magnificant man. This Selfless man who put others safety before his, and in turn was taken to his Father in Heaven. There is no doubt he was welcomed with open arms. We will miss you Brother in Blue. Rest in Peace we will never forget you!!!

Law Enforcement Wife

November 24, 2016

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