Trooper Eric Ellsworth « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Trooper Eric Ellsworth

Died on November 22, 2016

Age: 31
Utah Highway Patrol

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth, 31, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, four days after being struck by a vehicle and critically injured while directing traffic around a low hanging powerline near Garland. A seven-year veteran of the UHP, and the son of retired Trooper Ron Ellsworth, Eric is survived by his wife, Janica Ellsworth, and three children, parents, and many family members.

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5 responses to “Trooper Eric Ellsworth”

  1. Lee Perry says:

    Eric was a great officer but more importantly he was a great husband and father. May we all learn from his example and honor his sacrifice. He maybe gone but he will never be forgotten.

  2. BL Smith says:

    Amazing how many people are affected by ones actions. I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (we are located in the same building now)and recognize, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information so we can reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at

  3. Stephen nuttall says:

    Trooper ellsworth thanks for the example you set for the younger generation to follow you were truly a great man. I know your sacrifice will not be forgotten thank you and love you SSG STEPHEN NUTTALL UTAH NATIONAL GUARD!!!!!!

  4. Reg “Reggie” Labrum says:

    As a Grandson of a Hon Col and a avid supporter of the Uhp my heartfelt condolences go to Trp Ellsworth and his family I have great respect and look up to those Behive Patch Wearing State Troopers I refere to the as my Troopers I’ve told my wife and kids a time or two you out and need help on any Utah’s Highways look for the Beehive emblem on the door and the cavalry has arrived the UHP Trooper Ellsworth and his father were the best that made the Utah Highway Patrol one of the best in the West

  5. jeffrey fauonuku says:

    I just saw I think it’s his memorial site on the freeway it was a cross and I always have wondered what the name on it was cause I could never get a clear view but I finally saw it forever grateful for people like him to have walked and lived on this earth rest in love mister Ellsworth.

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