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Colonel Michael Rapich
Utah Highway Patrol
4501 South 2700 West
PO Box 141775
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Phone: (801) 887-3800

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Trooper Eric Ellsworth

Utah Highway Patrol
End of Watch: November 22, 2016

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.

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