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Trooper Randy K. Ingram

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, October 5, 1994

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Reflections for Trooper Randy K. Ingram

No words can express the ultimate sacrifice you have given. Thank you to you and your family for service your state and country. RIP

Retired State Police Sr Trooper
Oregon State Police

October 23, 2020

Trooper Ingram,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of of Utah-not just as Law Enforcement Officer but when you served with the National Guard as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 5, 2019

Trooper Ingram, I was assigned to do a fallen trooper presentation as part of the in-house academy for the Utah Highway Patrol. I'm new to the Patrol and it was an honor for me to have been assigned you. I hope you know that you and every other Trooper who've paid the ultimate price in the performance of their duties, are not forgotten. Every time I stop a semi truck and request to see their driving log, I'll remember you. Every time I pass through Nephi, I'll remember you. God bless you and your family and know that your legacy carries on.

Trooper Jared Green
Utah Highway Patrol

January 1, 2017

Trooper Ingram,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO-but for our Acountry as well when you served in the National Guard. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 5, 2015

After reading this I was prompted to say that people like Trooper Randy are the Salt of the Earth. In the UK we call our officers The Thin Blue Line. As an LDS member and ex police officer from the Royal Military Police and Metropolitan Police I can only wish your family every blessing and peace to know that they will be reunited with you again.

Police Constable
Retired RMP & Metropolitan Police (UK)

May 4, 2015

Thanks to your sacrifice the man driving the van has lived to become the bishop of my ward. He told us the story today of how he remembers the whole incident. It had all the youth in our ward almost in tears. Thank you for saving my Bishop, his kids, and the rest of the scouts in that van. I hope to thank you personally one day.


May 15, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 8, 2009

24 years today. Time has not diminished your service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


October 5, 2008

I was a volunteer EMT-I in Nephi at the time that this wonderful man had his life taken from him so tragically. It made my heart ache. I got to know trooper Ingram by working with him on 10-50's. He was a very special person. I will never forget the night that we were called out on this tragity. My Father Trooper Charles Warren was shot in the line of duty September 2 1969, so this accident hit really close to home for me. My heart goes out to the family. God bless you all. Dottie(Warren, Peterson)Green

dottie green

July 22, 2008

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

You are rememered today adn thank you Sir for your service.

Pat VanDen Berghe NH

October 14, 2007

Randy, it is hard to believe 23 years have come and gone since we began our law enforcement careers together. After graduation I went to Murray and you to the Utah Highway Patrol. We went our separate ways, but the memories remain clear. Let's look for each other, on the other side.

Lt. Sam Skaggs
Murray Police

March 11, 2007

I remember when you died. I remember your funeral and all the officers that came to pay respects to you.

The description of how you died in ODMP does not do justice. It was not just an accident.

Had your car not been where it was that fateful day, the kids in the van in front of you would have been killed by that tractor trailer. The tractor trailer driver never even remembered how he got to that mile marker and he would have plwed through them all. You and your car made the difference between life and death for them.

So many innocent lifes would have been lost if you had not been there that day to stop and help that van.

God Bless you Trooper Ingram


July 25, 2006

It seems as though you've been gone but a minute and forever. Your absence is still keenly felt and yet you are always watching over us. You are missed. You are loved. You stood up to protect us and keep us safe and for that you will never be forgotten.
I love you and miss you more than words.

Until we meet again...
Your niece

Your niece

December 2, 2005

I remember attending your funeral and stood at attention with everyone else, wearing the uniform of my department.

But in the end we were all the same and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

October 27, 2005

Trooper Ingram,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Utah-not just as a Highway Patrolman, but as a National Guardsman as well.


October 5, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 5, 2004

I never had the pleasure of knowing or meeting you but I have heard many good things about you. Your sacrifice in the name of the safety of the citizens of our State will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend and may God bless you and your loved ones until the day when all of you are re-united once again. Those of us who carry on keeping the watch will do so with you in our minds always.
Trooper Mark Shepherd / UHP

Trooper Mark Shepherd

May 25, 2004

Randy you and your family have not been forgotten and are still in our thoughts and our prays...UHP Troopers are still fighting the battle in your honor.

Sincerly all UHP Troopers.


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