Governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen trooper

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 28, 2016) – Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on the day of Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth’s funeral, Wed., Nov. 30, 2016. The governor issued the following statement:

“Jeanette and I are heartbroken by the news of Trooper Eric Ellsworth’s passing. Eric was an exceptional second generation UHP Trooper who cared deeply for his young family. A committed public servant, he paid the ultimate sacrifice while keeping others safe from harm. Our prayers are with his loving wife Janica, their children, and the entire UHP family at this difficult time.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at all state facilities on Wed., Nov. 30, 2016 only.