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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2 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

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