Official Statement on the Passing of Trooper Eric Ellsworth

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Sgt. Todd Royce, Utah Highway Patrol


Statement on the Passing of Trooper Eric Ellsworth

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that the Utah Highway Patrol confirms the passing of Trooper Eric Ellsworth. At the age of 32, he succumbed to his injuries received in the line of duty. On Friday, November 18, while responding to a call of low hanging power lines near Garland City, Trooper Eric Ellsworth was struck by a vehicle and critically injured.

Trooper Ellsworth dedicated 7 years of his life to the Utah Highway Patrol. His first two years were spent in Green River. He spent his final 5 years in Section 1 helping and serving the people of Box Elder County and Northern Utah. Our thoughts and love go to his wife and their three young boys.

Statements by Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith D. Squires and Utah Highway Patrol Colonel Michael Rapich are available on our Department of Public Safety website under news.

Please keep your thoughts and prayers with the Ellsworth family during this difficult time. Our Utah Highway Patrol public affairs team will keep you updated on information about funeral and memorial services.

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