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Memorial – Trooper John Winn

John Winn joined the Utah Highway Patrol as a Radio Operator on October 1, 1959. Trooper Winn later graduated from Utah Trade Tech, Provo, Utah, with a degree in Electronic Engineering. On November 1, 1964 he was promoted to Radio Technician. During the 1960s and early 1970s this position was a sworn police position. Trooper Winn received the Outstanding Citizens Award in 1970. On September 22, 1971, Trooper Winn was working at a radio tower on Lake Mountain in Utah County. He was operating a loader on a steep grade. The loader began to roll backwards, out of control. The loader struck a hillside and rolled one time, crushing Trooper Winn. He was 36 years of age. Trooper Winn was survived by his wife, Jo Anne, three daughters and three sons. Trooper John Winn