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March and April 2020

Image shows a UHP Patch and text reads hey did a fantastic job and provided great service

April 29, 2020

Trooper Vincent, Salt Lake County

“Yesterday my truck stalled Southbound on I-15 just North of 1000 North. I didn’t get the names of the Incident Mgt. driver or the UHP Trooper but want to thank them for their great assistance on getting me off the freeway & to a secure area so my family could get to me safely & a tow truck could get my vehicle towed. They did a FANTASTIC job & GREAT Service.” – M. McCallister

Image shows a flat tire and text reads They were super kind and I honestly can't thank them enough

April 26, 2020

Trooper Burr and Trooper Dormer, Salt Lake County

“Last night I was driving home from a friend’s house to pick up some information for a group project with school and my tire decided to blow. I had stopped in a really inconvenient place and two UHP Troopers helped me get to a safer place along I-80. They were super kind and I honestly can’t thank them enough. I got their names, but I’m having a tough time remembering them. I would like to see if there’s a chance that they might be thanked in person for their hard work that they must put in every single day just trying to keep people safe during these scary times. They helped me change my tire and also made sure it was safe enough for me to get home on the spare as well. I know I won’t have as much power as the higher-ups who read these, but I think those two Troopers deserve a promotion for how well they handled the whole thing. You always hear about things that officers do wrong, I will now make sure that people know that these two officers set the perfect example for what UHP is.” – C. Wallace

Troopers wearing cloth face coverings stand beside their vehicles in front of the UHP office in Murray.

April 20, 2020

Davis/Salt Lake County

“Utah Highway Patrol, I write you this email today to thank you and all of your personnel, for everything you are doing during this pandemic. I am attempting to reach out to state police departments across the country to express my gratitude. These are hard times for everyone, and I appreciate the service and strength of the Utah Highway Patrol. I am seventeen years old, and I come from a long line of Police Officers. My father is a Sergeant on the Yarmouth, MA Police Department. My grandfather was a Sergeant on the Mass State Police, and my great grandfather was a Lieutenant on the Quincy, MA Police Department. I am forever grateful for everything that you do. I hope that this virus will be gone before we know it and that everything can go back to normal, or at least somewhat normal. I find it absolutely commendable that your Troopers continue to serve the way that they were trained, right on the front line of this virus. The job itself is not easy, and I am sure that this does not help in any way. So once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Please forward this message to your personnel and make sure that they remain safe. The Britt Family will always be there for our brothers and sisters in blue. Thank you, stay safe and healthy.” – A. Britt

Image shows a flat tire and text reads He will never know how much his kind gesture has meant to me and my wife.

April 9, 2020

Trooper Cloward, Salt Lake County

“We got a flat tire on our Silver and black Ford Flex right before the Spanish Fork exit on I 15 this morning and we had a Highway patrol Trooper in a white Chevy marked truck pull behind us on the shoulder of the freeway. I was trying to get through to my insurance on the phone so they could send out a tow truck to change our tire, since I just had emergency surgery on Tuesday to remove my kidney due to kidney cancer and we were traveling home to St. George from the hospital. Not only did the Trooper make sure we were ok, he changed our tire out to our spare and then gave us directions where the nearest Big O was. He will never know how much his kind gesture has meant to me and my wife on the way home, otherwise, we would have had to sit there in the cold and wait for the tow service. I never got his name, but I just wanted someone to know there are people out there that do appreciate what you do on the daily basis and it’s not always about the flashy crazy stuff but sometimes just helping some people change a tire. If you figure out who the officer is I would like to tell him thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Thank You!!” – K. Smith

Image shows a UHP hat in the foreground and badges in the background and text reads Thank You ALL for the tough job that you have

March 26, 2020

Trooper Draney, Utah County

“I would like to express my appreciation for Trooper Draney. I was involved in an accident today on 1-15 and Trooper Draney responded to our situation. He was calm, professional and handled it all with the utmost professionalism. This, on a snowy morning that had multiple accidents. I would understand if he was stressed or impatient with us. He was just the opposite. He was, like I said, a great representative of our hard-working UHP Troopers. Thank You ALL for the tough job that you have, serving us here in the State day in and day out. Stay Safe and know that people are grateful for your service.”  – A. Jarvis