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Colonel Michael Rapich
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Trooper Eric Ellsworth
Utah Highway Patrol
Trooper Eric Ellsworth was struck by a vehicle on November 18, 2016, after responding to reports of low hanging power lines on the roadway. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on November 22, 2016. Trooper Ellsworth is the fourteenth law enforcement officer to be struck and killed in 2016 and the third officer fatality for the state of Utah.