Trooper John R. Winn

Trooper John R. Winn

End of Watch: 

September 22, 1971

Age: 36
Utah Highway Patrol
Accidental: Vehicle Accident

Trooper John R. Winn was killed while constructing a radio tower on Lake Mountain, west of Utah Lake. 

Trooper Winn was operating a payloader in a steep switchback area about a mile from the summit when the vehicle slipped out of control, went over an embankment, and overturned. Crushed by the vehicle, Trooper Winn died instantly. Trooper Winn was married and the father of six children. He is buried in Price City Cemetery. 

The bronze memorial name plaque of Trooper John R. Winn is sponsored by the Utah Highway Patrol Association.

Fallen Officers